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Eskdalemuir Observatory

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Location type: Observatory
Location address: United Kingdom, Dumfries and Galloway
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Mathematician, father of fractals and father of weather predictions Lewis Fry Richardson was superintendent of Eskdalemuir Observatory from 1913-1916. He proposed a scheme of grids to predict the weather. If you knew the values of certain environmental variables at the the center of each grid cel, you could use the physics equations to calcaulte their values at a short time later.

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The Eskdalemuir Observatory is located near Eskdalemuir, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. Built in 1904, its remote location was chosen to minimise electrical interference with geomagnetic instruments, which were relocated there from Kew Observatory in 1908 after the advent of electrification in London led to interference with instruments.

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