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Jacek Walczewski

atmospheric scientist

Jacek Walczewski, Polish atmospheric scientist. Recipient diplomas of appreciation, United States Consul General in CRacow and Province Governor Cracow, 2000. Active in Roman Catholic organizations, including vice chairman Council for Social Affairs, Primate of Catholic Church in Poland, 1986-1990; member Main Commission Plenary Synode of Poland, 1992-1997.


Walczewski, Jacek was born on November 12, 1931 in Cracow, Poland. Son of Joseph and Janina (Stefanski) Walczewski.


Bachelor of Science, Technology University Cracow, 1954. Master of Science, Technology University Lodz, Poland, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy in Technology Sciences, Technology University Cracow, 1967.

Habilitation in Meteorology/Climatology, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, 1985.


Designer Mechanical Design Center, Cracow, 1955-1957. Head of laboratory Academy Mining and Metallurgy, 1957-1959. Senior scientist., geophysical department Polish Academy of Sciences, 1960-1962.

Head of laboratory Institute Meteorology and Water Management, Section Cracow, 1961-1964, head of division, since 1965. Visiting professor Birla Institute of Technology faculty rocketry and space technical, Ranchi, India, 1972, Institute Atmospheric Physics, National Committee Scientific Research, Rome, 1987, 89. Co-director North Atlantic Treaty Organization Advanced Research Workshop on Air Pollution in Cities, Erice, Italy, 1994.

Member Polish Academy of Sciences committee space research, 1967-1986, Commission on Space Meteorology, 1967-1985, committee on geophysics, since 1968, section biometeorology, chairman since 1982. Member Committee for Space Research, working group, 1968-1990. Member Interkosmos section space meteorological, 1967-1985, chairman, 1980-1981.

Member EURASAP, since 1988. Professor National Science Nomination by President Poland, 1990.


  • Achievements include: development of meteorological rockets system in Poland, and its application to the investigation of stratospheric circulation (1965-1973). Contribution to development of meteorological satellite data reception and application system in Poland (since 1965). Development of acoustic sounding of atmosphere in Poland (1978-2000).

    Development of admospheric boundary layer monitoring systems and their applications in air pollution warning and air quality management (1968-2000).


  • Author 2 books, editor 2 books. Contributor over 200 articles to internatl professor journals and conference proceedings (numerous awards).


Active in Roman Catholic organizations, including vice chairman Council for Social Affairs, Primate of Catholic Church in Poland, 1986-1990. Member Main Commission Plenary Synode of Poland, 1992-1997.


Married Martha Breit, July 27, 1958. Children: Henry, Roman, Margaret, John.

Joseph Walczewski

Janina (Stefanski) Walczewski

Martha Breit

Henry Walczewski

Roman Walczewski

Margaret Walczewski

John Walczewski