Lansberg was born on February 9, 1906 at Frankfurt am Main. A German-born U.S. climatologist who explored the effect of climate on living matter, microclimates meteorology, aerosols, seismology, and subsidence of mines.
Landsberg began as seismologist and climatologist at Frankfurt (1903-31), becoming supervisor in seismological and meteorological research at the Taunus (Ger.) Observatory (1931-34). An early study was of the velocity of earthquake waves. He went to the United States in 1934, joining the faculty of Pennsylvania State College before removing to the University of Chicago in 1941. He became chief of industrial climatology with the U.S. Weather Bureau¸ now the U.S. national Weather Service, Washington, D.D. (1946), and thereafter held various government posts before becoming director of the Environmental Data Service, Environmental Science Services Administration, Silver Springs, Md. (1965) he particularly studied Pleistocene climate and biennial atmospheric pulses.
Reference: The New Encyclopedia Britannica (Micropaedia)