Warren Lincoln Flock

1920-2001

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Warren Lincoln Flock

1920-2001

Warren Lincoln Flock died March 4, 2001, in Boulder at the age of 80. The son of Abraham Lincoln Flock and Florence Ashby Flock, he was born Oct. 26, 1920, in Kellog, Idaho. He married JoAnn Walton July 20, 1957, in Altadena, Calif.

He received his bachelor's of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington in 1942, his master's from the University of California at Berkeley in 1948 and his Ph.D. in engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1960.

He was a staff member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Radiation Laboratory from 1942 to 1945 and a lecturer and associate engineer at UCLA from 1950 to 1960. He was associate professor of geophysics from 1960 to 1962 and professor of geophysics at the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks from 1962 to 1964. In 1964, he became a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Colorado and was named professor emeritus in 1987.

Dr. Flock was also a consultant with the Rand Corp., a consultant in residence at Jicamarca Radar Observatory in Lima, Peru, a member of the technical staff at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena and a visiting scientist at the Geophysical Observatory, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Christchurch, New Zealand. He was the author of a NASA handbook on earth-space radiowave propagation, a book titled "Remote Sensing and Electro-magnetics" (1979) and many other publications. His specialties were radio propagation, remote sensing and radar-ornithology. His studies in radar-ornithology aided the understanding of radar blackouts on the Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line in Alaska and Canada, air-traffic control and bird migration patterns. He was a member of the Explorers' Club. He and his wife have owned property in the Hinman Park area north of Steamboat Springs since 1968. He is survived by his wife of Boulder and a brother, Dr. Robert Flock of El Centro, Calif. He was preceded in death by a brother, Claude Flock; and two sisters, Mabel Larrison and Dr. Eunice Flock. A memorial service was held March 14, 2001, at First Congregational Church in Boulder.

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