Prof. JCI Dooge (1922-2010)

Prof. JCI Dooge (1922-2010)

Professor James Clement Ignatius 'Jim' Dooge passed way on August 20, 2010 in Monkstown County, Ireland. He was a pioneer in the unit hydrograph method which was used in flood analysis from the late 1950s. He was an excellent negotiator, but also a formidable human being who always gave you the impression that you were important for him and close to him. He was an attractive companion and an excellent speaker. Read full obituary

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Michael B. Abbott
25/12/2010 
It was a further shock to read of the loss to our ranks of Jim Dooge: this is for me the greatest loss of recent times! He was a great help to me in several ways and I feel so sad that I did not visit him while passing through Dublin during the last years. Jim was an entirely exceptional person, and especially when exchanging reminicences; in particular. he and I shared the same memories of the 1950's Ferranti Pegasus computer, all 15kw of it and all programmed in machine code using paper tapes - at least until we got the 'autocode'. We even defined a division in the profession between those who had experienced this and those that had not.
He was one of the greatest and he will be just as greatly missed.
 
Michael B. Abbott 
25/12/2010 
It was a further shock to read of the loss to our ranks of Jim Dooge: this is for me the greatest loss of recent times! He was a great help to me in several ways and I feel so sad that I did not visit him while passing through Dublin during the last years. Jim was an entirely exceptional person, and especially when exchanging reminicences; in particular. he and I shared the same memories of the 1950's Ferranti Pegasus computer, all 15kw of it and all programmed in machine code using paper tapes - at least until we got the 'autocode'. We even defined a division in the profession between those who had experienced this and those that had not. 
He was one of the greatest and he will be just as greatly missed.
 
Pavel Novak 
23/12/2010 
I was very sorry to read the news of Jim' passing away. Our paths crossed often not only within IAHR but notably at IHE DELFT where I enjoyed his company for many years.