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Luke Howard 1802

Luke Howard
Luke Howard
Born28 November 1772
London, England
Died21 March 1864 | Age 91

Luke Howard named the three principal categories of clouds – cumulus, stratus, and cirrus.

He has been called "the father of meteorology" because of his comprehensive recordings of weather in the London area from 1801 to 1841. In his late twenties, he wrote the Essay on the Modification of Clouds, which was published in 1803.


Met Office guide to cloud types and pronunciations
Howard cloud names



Howard (28 November 1772 – 21 March 1864) was born in London, England


Luke Howard plaque 7 Bruce Grove, Tottenham
Luke Howard plaque 7 Bruce Grove, Tottenham


 

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