The University of Washington Cloud and Aerosol Group (CARG)
Historical Photo Archive
The purpose of this web site is to celebrate life and the pursuit of knowledge, and to capture some of the adventures along the way. And of course, it is meant to be a tribute to the work of Professor Peter Hobbs, who passed away on July 25, 2005. Peter was the founder and leader of the Cloud and Aerosol Research Group (CARG) within the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington, and he made all of these adventures possible through his more than 40 years of hard work, dedicated leadership, and indefatigable scientific curiosity.
The present archive, while containing some photographic documentation of scientific instrumentation in the lab and on the aircraft, is meant to be scientifically informative in only a limited sense. The major goal of this archive is to display the life and the adventure that was behind all those pages of published research that have emanated from the CARG and its guest scientists over the years. The archive is also intended for those who might be considering a career in science, to show that the pursuit of science can be a wonderful, fun and a rewarding adventure.
We have tried, and will continue to try, to add photos that include as many CARG members and visitors as possible, in official and not-so-official poses. In so doing, we hope to show that science is not a humorless venture, but is filled with interesting characters whose humorous inclinations and other personality quirks make the pursuit of knowledge all the more interesting.
Those individuals who passed through the "Fifth Floor" have, in general, participated in exceptional scientific adventures that literally spanned the globe-adventures that few scientific groups in the world can claim. Hopefully all will agree they are better off for it. We also hope that this archive will help refresh the memories of those who passed through here, reminding them of a special time in their budding scientific careers.
Most of all, we hope that you will simply enjoy these pages.
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