Sir Napier Shaw (March 4, 1854 - March 23, 1945), Britishmeteorologist. He introduced the air pressure unit millibar, as well as the tephigram, a diagram of temperature changes. March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1854 (MDCCCLIV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... March 23 is the 82nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (83rd in Leap years). ... 1945 (MCMVL) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... Meteorology is the scientific study of the atmosphere that focuses on weather processes and forecasting. ... The use of water pressure - the Captain Cook Memorial Jet in Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra. ... A millibar (mbar, also mb) is 1/1000th of a bar, a unit for measurement of pressure. ... A tephigram is one of four thermodynamic diagrams commonly used in weather analysis and forecasting. ... Fig. ...
Shaw was born in Birmingham. He studied at the University of Cambridge, where he later, between 1877 and 1906, taught physics. In 1891, he became a member of the Royal Society. The city from above Centenary Square. ... The University of Cambridge, located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... The premises of the Royal Society in London (first four properties only). ...
In 1909, he introduced the millibar unit, which was internationally adopted in 1929. In 1915, he developed the tephigram. Shaw also studied air pollution, publishing his book The Smoke Problem of Great Cities in 1925. A tephigram is one of four thermodynamic diagrams commonly used in weather analysis and forecasting. ... Before flue gas desulfurization was installed, the emissions from this power plant in New Mexico contained excessive amounts of sulfur dioxide. ...
Shaw died in London. London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ...
Categories: 1854 births | 1945 deaths | People from Birmingham, England | Meteorologists | British meteorologists
At the great assault of January 19th Shaw carried his general, mortally wounded, from the glacis, and at Badajoz, now once more with the 43rd, he displayed, at the lesser breach, a gallantry which furnished his brother officer William Napier with the theme of one of his most glorious descriptive passages (Peninsular War, bk.
At the siege and the battle of Salamanca, in the retreat from Burgos, Shaw, still a subaltern, distinguished himself again and again, but he had to return to England at the end of the year, broken in health.
During the occupation of France by the allied army Shaw was commandant of Calais, and on his return to England was employed as a staff officer in the North.
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