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Mohammad Hassan Ganji Ph.D (Persian: محمدحسن گنجی‎), (June 11, 1912 – July 19, 2012)[2] was an Iranian meteorologist and academic. He was born in Birjand.[3][4] He is credited as being the father of modern geography in Iran.[5]

Mohammad Hassan Ganji
Born(1912-06-11)11 June 1912
Died19 July 2012(2012-07-19) (aged 100)
Tehran, Iran
NationalityIranian
Alma materTarbiat Moallem University
Victoria University of Manchester
Clark University
Awards2001 IMO Prize[1]
Scientific career
FieldsMeteorology
InstitutionsUniversity of Tehran
Doctoral advisorSamuel Van Valkenburg
Other academic advisorsHerbert John Fleure

Ganji established the Iran Meteorological Organization in 1955 and served as the head of Iran's Department General of Meteorology from 1956 to 1968.

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  1. ^ http://www.wmo.int/pages/about/awards/winners_imo.html
  2. ^ پدر علم جغرافیای ایران درگذشت (in Persian). Radio Zamaneh. 2012-07-20. Retrieved 2012-07-20.
  3. ^ http://www.presstv.ir/detail/176943.html
  4. ^ http://www.wmo.int/pages/publications/bulletin_en/interviews/ganji_en.html
  5. ^ http://www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=239567