Ficker, Heinrich von#
b. Munich (Germany), Nov. 22, 1881, d. Vienna, April 29, 1957, meteorologist, geophysicist; son of Julius von Ficker, brother of Ludwig von Ficker and Rudolf von Ficker. Professor at the University of Graz, 1923 professor of meteorology at Berlin University, from 1937-1953 professor at the University of Vienna and head of the Central Institute of Meteorology and Geodynamics ( Zentralanstalt fuer Meteorologie und Geodynamik), 1946-1951 president of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. balloon flights in the Alps and expeditions to the Caucasus and to Central Asia.
Works#Wetter und Wetterentwicklung, 1932; Foehn und Foehnwirkungen, 1943.