O ver the past half century, Jim Angell has madepioneering contributions to meteorology, espe-cially to our understanding of climate variabil-ity, stratospheric processes, and the ozone layer. On 4 November 2003, many colleagues and friends gathered at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administra-tion (NOAA) Science Center in Silver Spring, Mary-land, for a 1-day symposium reviewing and honoring Jim’s career achievements and celebrating his 80th birthday (which was 2 November). This article high-lights some of Jim’s contributions, both as reviewed dur-ing the symposium, and as captured in poems composed in his honor and recited at a birthday dinner celebra-tion.1 Jim’s memories are interspersed in italics. More information about Jim Angell and the Angell Sympo-sium, including photos, some presentations, his pub-lications list, and more poems, can be found on th
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