• Born date: 1898-12-28
  • Born in: Sweden
  • Death date: 1957-08-19
  • Death in: Sweden
Carl-Gustaf Rossby

Carl-Gustaf Arvid Rossby (28 December 1898 – 19 August 1957) was a Swedish born American meteorologist who first explained the large-scale motions of the atmosphere in terms of fluid mechanics.Rossby came into meteorology and oceanography while studying under Vilhelm Bjerknes in Bergen in 1919, where Bjerknes' group was developing the groundbreaking concepts that became known as the Bergen School of Meteorology, including theory of the polar front.