John R. Spreiter (1921–2000)
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 81, Issue 51, page 628, 19 December 2000
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2000), John R. Spreiter (1921–2000), Eos Trans. AGU, 81(51), 628–628, doi:10.1029/EO081i051p00628-03.(
- Issue published online: 3 JUN 2011
- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
John Robert Spreiter, professor emeritus at the Applied Mechanics Department at Stanford University, passed away on February 6, 2000, in Maui, Hawaii, after a 2-year struggle with cancer. He was 78 years old. Well known in the space physics community for his seminal work on the interaction of the solar wind with planetary magneto-ionospheres, John applied his unique perspective as an internationally recognized aerodynamicist to fundamental problems of space physics. He was a longtime member and Fellow of AGU and a faculty member at Stanford University for over 30 years.