WMO mourns passing of Salvador Alaimo

WMO mourns passing of Salvador Alaimo



29 September 2010

WMO expresses its condolences at the passing away of Salvador Alaimo, WMO Second Vice-President from 1987 to 1994.

He passed away in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 19 September 2010.

He was elected to the WMO Executive Council in 1983 by the 9th World Meteorological Congress. The subsequent World Meteorological Congress elected him as Second Vice-President in 1987, and he was re-elected in 1991. He served in, and often chaired, many WMO Executive Council working groups.

Born in San Juan, Argentina in 1934, Salvador Alamo graduated from the Argentine Air Force Academy and was commissioned to the USA to study meteorology with the US Air Force, receiving a M.Sc. in Professional Meteorology from Saint Louis University. He served most of his career with the National Meteorological Service of Argentina, where he was appointed Director-General in 1982. >> More

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