John Aitken (meteorologist)

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John Aitken
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Born 18 September 1839
Fawkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Died 14 November 1919 (1919-11-15) (aged 80)
Ardenlea, Fawkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Naitionality Scots
Fields meteorology an pheesics
Institutions Practised meteorology frae his hame at Darroch, Fawkirk.
Alma mater Glesga Varsity
Kent for clood pheesics
Notable awairds Keith Prize 1883-5
Gunning Victoria Jubilee Prize 1893-6
Ryal Medal (1917)

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