John Aitken (meteorologist)

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John Aitken
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Born18 September 1839
Fawkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Died14 November 1919 (1919-11-15) (aged 80)
Ardenlea, Fawkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland
NaitionalityScots
Alma materGlesga Varsity
Kent forclood pheesics
aerosol
AwairdsKeith Prize 1883-5
Gunning Victoria Jubilee Prize 1893-6
Ryal Medal (1917)
Scientific career
Fieldsmeteorology an pheesics
InstitutionsPractised meteorology frae his hame at Darroch, Fawkirk.
SignaturJohnAitken signature.jpg

John Aitken, FRS, FRSE (18 September 1839 – 14 November 1919) wis a Scots meteorologist, pheesicist an marine ingineer. He wis ane o the foonders o clood pheesics an aerosol science, wha biggit the first apparatus tae meisur the nummer o dist an fog pairticles in the atmosphere, a koniscope.[1][2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Second Edition, Seinfeld and Pandis, 2006.
  2. Encyclopædia Britannica