Loewe, Fritz (1895-)

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Loewe, Fritz (1895-1974)
Loewe, Fritz Philipp (1895-)
Loewe, Fritz Philipp (1895-1974)
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Meteorologist; Explorer; Academics - Meteorology; Explorers
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Fritz Philipp Loewe (1895-1974), meteorologist, was born on 11 March 1895 at Schöneberg, Berlin, son of Eugen Loewe, judge, and his wife Hedwig, née Makower. Educated (1904-13) at the Königliches Joachimthalsches...

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Fritz Philipp Loewe arrived in Australia in 1937 and established Australia's first university Department of Meteorology (University of Melbourne). Prior to this he had spent many years working in England and in Europe. Loewe initially undertook legal studies at the University of Grenoble, but this was interrupted for four years during World War I when he worked as a Radio operator in an artillery unit. On his return from the war he transferred to the University of Berlin to study terrestrial physical sciences, graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in geography and physics in 1924. From 1922 Loewe was appointed to a number of positions including Scientific Assistant at the Potsdam Meteorological Observatory (1922), Head of Research Flights of the Prussian Meteorological Service (1925) and Personal Assistant to Wegener on the German Greenland Expedition (1930-1931). During 1933 and 1934 Loewe was subjected to much discrimination because he was Jewish and after being sacked from the German Meteorological Service in 1934 fled to the United Kingdom where he worked as a Meteorologist at the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge, UK. In 1937 Raymond Priestley, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, asked Fritz Loewe to come to the University and establish university's Department of Meteorology. He remained at the University of Melbourne until his retirement in 1959.

  • Career position - Wireless operator in the German Army
  • Career position - Tidal current surveys in Germany
  • Career position - Scientific Assistant at the Potsdam Meteorological Observatory
  • Career position - Cosmic radiation research in Switzerland
  • Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Berlin
  • Career position - Atlantic expedition on the
  • Career position - Head of Research Flights of the Prussian Meteorological Service
  • Career position - Heat balance studies on the Grossen Aletschgletscher
  • Career position - Member of the Wegener expedition to Greenland ice cap
  • Career position - Personal Assistant to Wegener on the German Greenland Expedition
  • Life event - Fled Germany to England
  • Career position - Meteorologist at the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge, UK
  • Life event - Migrated to Australia (Melbourne)
  • Career position - First Lecturer in Meteorology at the University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Member of the failed Wyatt Earp expedition to Antarctica
  • Career position - Member of the French lead expedition to Antarctica on the
  • Career position - UNESCO expert to Pakistan where he established a meteorological training school

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Fritz Loewe (1895-1974) was educated at Koenigliches Joachimsthalsches Gymnasium 1904-1913; he then studied law and languages in Grenoble and Berlin 1913-14. Following war service he returned to Berlin, taking up geography, physics, oceanography and meteorology 1919-23, gaining a first class Ph.D. He participated in a number meteorological research projects during the 1920s and in 1929 became a member of Alfred Wegener's expedition to Greenland in 1930, becoming acting leader on Wegener's disappearance. Losing his position in 1934 due to Nazi persecution Loewe fled Germany with his family and initially worked at the Scott Polar Research Laboratory Cambridge 1934-7. Contact with the Vice Chancellor Sir Raymond Priestley led to his emigration to Australia where he founded Australia's first University meteorology department. His time at Melbourne was largely devoted to the establishment of the department and teaching, however he was involved in a number of research expeditions to Antarctica, including the aborted 1947 Wyatt Earp expedition and the 1950-51 Commandant Charcot expedition where he wintered in Adelie Land.

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Fritz Loewe (1895-1974) was educated at Koenigliches Joachimsthalsches Gymnasium 1904-1913; he then studied law and languages in Grenoble and Berlin 1913-14. Following war service he returned to Berlin, taking up geography, physics, oceanography and meteorology 1919-23, gaining a first class Ph.D. He participated in a number meteorological research projects during the 1920s and in 1929 became a member of Alfred Wegener's expedition to Greenland in 1930, becoming acting leader on Wegener's disappearance. Losing his position in 1934 due to Nazi persecution Loewe fled Germany with his family and initially worked at the Scott Polar Research Laboratory Cambridge 1934-7. Contact with the Vice Chancellor Sir Raymond Priestley led to his emigration to Australia where he founded Australia's first University meteorology department. His time at Melbourne was largely devoted to the establishment of the department and teaching, however he was involved in a number of research expeditions to Antarctica, including the aborted 1947 Wyatt Earp expedition and the 1950-51 Commandant Charcot expedition where he wintered in Adelie Land.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Loewe, Fritz Philipp
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Loewe, Fritz Philipp (1895-1974), Meteorologist
    Richmond, Mark
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2000
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 15, 113-114
  3. Obituary: Fritz Loewe
    Published: 1974
    Series: Australian Meteorological Magazine, 22, 1, 21-23
  4. Fritz Loewe 1895-1974
    Wilcock, A. A.
    Published: 1977
    Series: Australian Geographer, 13, 5, 306-310
  5. Johannes Georgi und Fritz Loewe: Zwei Polarforscherschicksale nach 'Eismitte'. Aus ihrem Briefwechsel 1929-1971 sowie die gesammelten Schriftenverzeichnisse von J. Georgi und F. Loewe
    Voss, Jutta
    Published: 1992
    Series: Polarforschung, 62, 151-161
  6. UNIMET - the Meteorological Department of the University of Melbourne 1937-1990
    Radok, Uwe
    Published: University of Melbourne, Meteorology Section, School of Earth Sciences, Melbourne, 1993
  7. Fritz Loewe
    Anderson, Fay
    Published: 1999
    Series: Australasian Science, 20, 1, 46
  8. Alfred Wegener - His Life and Work
    Loewe, F.
    Published: 1970
    Series: Australian Meteorological Magazine, 18, 4, 177-190
  9. Duststorms in Australia
    Loewe, F.
    Published: Government Printer, Melbourne, 1943
  10. The first series of meteorological observations in Australia
    Loewe, F.
    Published: 1970
    Series: Australian Meteorological Magazine, 18, 1, 39-42
  11. Sixty years with ice
    Loewe, Fritz
    Published: University of Melbourne, Meteorology Department, Parkville, Vic., 1976
  12. The remarkable German contribution to Australian meteorology
    Zillman, John W.
    Published: 2015
    Series: Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 127, 1, 110-6
  13. Obituary: Fritz Loewe
    Schwerdtfeger, P.
    Published: 1975
    Series: Journal of Glaciology, 14, 70, 191-3
  14. Federation and Meteorology
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Published: 2001

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  1. Études de glaciologie en Terre Adélie, 1951-1952
    Löwe, Fritz, 1895-
    [ Book : 1956 ]
    Languages: French;English, [1 other]
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  2. Klima des Kanadischen Archipels und Grönlands / I. Übersicht über das Klima des Polarmeeres und des Kanadischen Archipels, von H. U. Sverdrup. II. Klima der Küsten von Grönland, von Helge Petersen. III. Klima des grönländischen Inlandeises, ...
    Sverdrup, Harald Ulrik, 1888-1957
    [ Book : 1935-1972 ]
    Languages: German
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  1. Loewe, Frederick (-1988)
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    ... Born in Vienna, Austria. Died Palm Springs, USA. Frederick Loewe is an American Composer, Music ...
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    ... 's lowering of the colonial record. Fritz was, of course the principal attraction of the meeting, and though ... FRITZ. The 'Canterbury Times' (N.Z.) tells aB follows sbout Mr. J. Buokland's famous trotter ... 420 words
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    ... that an American horse will be brought over to make the effort to lower Fritz's colors. It is the ... . Pritz ! Owing to a typographical error Fritz's time in tHe Pree-:For-AH Trot wa? published as ... 187 words
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  1. Eismitte Station
    Loewe, Fritz P
    [ Photograph : 1930 ]
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    Loewe, Fritz P
    [ Photograph : 1930 ]
    Eismitte Station
  3. Eisberg - Greenland
    Loewe, Fritz P
    [ Photograph : 1932 ]
    Eisberg - Greenland
  4. Greenland Fjord
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    Greenland Fjord
  5. Eismitte Station
    Loewe, Fritz P
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    Eismitte Station
  6. Expedition party walking up a glaci ...
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    Expedition party walking up a glacier
  1. CERTIFICATES OF NATURALIZATION.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 31 October 1946 [Issue No.204] p 3050

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    ... -street, Middle Swan, Western Australia Lower Ferntree Gully, Victoria 9 Coronation-street, East Brighton ... ., BKrach, Ernst Hermann Huhnholz (known as Houston), Karl Fritz (known as Karl Huhnholz) Hymer, Halil ... 3148 words
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  2. CERTIFICATES OF NATURALIZATION.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 12 June 1947 [Issue No.101] p 1546

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    ... Secondo if.. Bftjils^n Fritz Alfred B^t^s Charalambos Bpjletti Giuseppe Domenico Baisi Palmiro Bakarich ... , Beudigo, Victoria 10 Lowe-street, Queanbeyan, New South Wales , 47 King-William-street, Fitzroy. Victoria ... 10932 words
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    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 10 March 1955 [Issue No.12] p 847

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    ... award the Polar Medal to tlie undermentioned:— Robert John Do\ers. Fritz Loewe. ... 28 words
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  1. Sag' ja! shimmy / Musik von Fritz Loewe ; Text von Ernst Neubach
    Loewe, Frederick, 1901-1988
    [ Printed music : 1923 ]
    Languages: German
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  2. Kathrin : shimmy / Musik von Fritz Loewe ; Text von R.H. Winter
    Loewe, Frederick, 1901-1988
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  3. Dunkelrote Rosen : shimmy / Musik von Fritz Loewe ; Text von Ernst Neubach
    Loewe, Frederick, 1901-1988
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  4. Schatz noch einmal! Musik von Fritz Loewe ; Text von Ernst Neubach
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  1. Australian climate research - present and future, workshop, 27-28 November, 1990, Fritz Loewe Theatre, Melbourne University : abstracts / sponsored by AMOS (Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society) ; convenor Ian Simmonds
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  2. Sixty years with ice / by F. Loewe
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  3. Annual Selwyn memorial symposium 1991 : Thursday 24th October, Fritz Loewe Lecture Theatre, University of Melbourne / Geological Society of Australia, Victorian Division
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  4. The musical worlds of Lerner and Loewe / Gene Lees
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  1. LOEWE, FRITZ PHILIPP (1895-1974)
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  3. LOEWE, FRITZ PHILIPP (1895-1974)
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  1. Records of Fritz Philipp Loewe
    [ Data set : 1984 ]
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  4. Annual Selwyn memorial symposium 1991 : Thursday 24th October, Fritz Loewe Lecture Theatre, University of Melbourne / Geological Society of Australia, Victorian Division
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