Whipple, Francis John Welsh, 1876-1943 (meteorologist)
- Existence: 1876 - 1943
Francis John Welsh Whipple (1876-1943) was educated at Merchant Taylors' School and Trinity College, Cambridge. He worked as a mathematics teacher at his old school, 1899-1914, before becoming Superintendent of Instruments at the Meteorological Office, Kew Observatory, in 1914. He was Superintendent at the observatory, 1925-1939, and served as the President of the Royal Meteorological Society, 1936-1938. The collection also contains correspondence of John Welsh (1824-1859), Fellow of the Royal Society, and Superintendent of Kew Observatory, 1852-1859, who was the godfather of G.M. Whipple (1842-1893), father of F.J.W. Whipple.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Observations, notes and drafts, with related correspondence.
'Photocopy of significant extracts from a very important file of notes by L.F.R. for possible second edition of "Weather Prediction by Numerical Process"
Notes and Drafts is comprised of notes and designs for meteorological instruments, 1916-20; notes on visits to Bergen, 1920-21, and Danzig, 1939; drafts on psychology, 1940s; lectures on differential equations; notes on experiments on angular motion; and notes on 'The geostrophic wind', 'Dynamical meteorology', and 'Barometric gradient and wind speed'.