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Ilia George Poppoff, American Science writer, consultant.


Poppoff, Ilia George was born on April 9, 1924 in San Diego, California, United States. Son of George Ilia and Stamatka Poppoff.


Student, San Diego State University, 1942-1943; Bachelor, Whittier (California) College, 1947; postgraduate, University of California, Berkeley, 1947-1948; postgraduate, Stanford University, 1954-1955.


Radiological physicist, United States Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory, San Francisco, 1948-1953; chairman atmospheric science, senior physicist, Stanford Research Institute, Menlo Park, California, 1953-1967; chief stratospheric projects, National Aeronautics and Space Administration/Ames Research Center, Mount View, California, 1967-1979; freelance science writer, Carnelian Bay, 1980-1990; freelance science writer, Pebble Beach, California, since 1990. Organizer, editor of proceedings, chairman Mountain Watershed Symposium, Crystal Bay, Nevada, 1988.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: (monograph) Physics of the Lower Ionosphere. (textbook) Fundamentals of Aeronomy. Editor proceedings International Mountain Watershed Symposium, 1990.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.


Commissioner Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Advisory Planning Commission, Zephyr Cove, Nevada, since 1983. Board member California Regional Water Quality Control Board, South Lake Tahoe, California, 1984-1995. Board directors, president Tahoe Resource Conservation District, South Lake Tahoe, 1982-1988.

Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Geophysical Union, American Cetacean Society M C.


Married Betty Ann Sieh, October 19, 1944. Children: Mark David, Robin Marie, Christine Lea.

George Ilia

Stamatka Poppoff

Betty Ann Sieh

Christine Lea Poppoff

Mark David Poppoff

Robin Marie Poppoff