|Born||7 August 1930|
|Died||11 May 2013(aged 82)|
|Alma mater||Corpus Christi College, Cambridge|
|Known for||Discovery of Antarctic Ozone hole|
The Chree Medal and Prize (2001)
|Institutions||University of Cambridge|
British Antarctic Survey
Joseph Charles Farman CBE (7 August 1930 – 11 May 2013) was a British geophysicist who worked for the British Antarctic Survey. Together with Brian Gardiner and Jon Shanklin, he published the discovery of the ozone hole over Antarctica, having used Dobson ozone spectrophotometers. Their results were first published on 16 May 1985.
He received numerous honours for this discovery, including the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) Environment Medal, the Chree Medal and Prize, membership of the Global 500 Roll of Honour, and a CBE in the 2000 New Year Honours.
- Joe Farman Obituary in The Guardian
- Joe Farman Obituary in The Telegraph
- Joe Farman obituary in New York Times
- Pyle, John; Harris, Neil (2013). "Joe Farman (1930–2013) Discoverer of the ozone hole". Nature. 498 (7455): 435. Bibcode:2013Natur.498..435P. doi:10.1038/498435a. PMID 23803837.
- Farman, J. C.; Gardiner, B. G.; Shanklin, J. D. (1985). "Large losses of total ozone in Antarctica reveal seasonal ClOx/NOx interaction". Nature. 315 (6016): 207. Bibcode:1985Natur.315..207F. doi:10.1038/315207a0.
- "Joe Farman". The Telegraph. London. 13 May 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2013.