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Luke Howard, On the Modification of Clouds 1803

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In Folder: Pre 20th Century

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Luke Howard 'On the Modification of Clouds' 1803. Howard, an amateur meteorolgist and professional pharmacist, devised the cloud classification scheme the basis of which is still in use today. Howard was keen that his naming convention should bear no resemblance to any religious terminology and so took his terms (cumulus, stratus, cirrus, simbus etc.) from latin, or latinised words. This is the first edition of his work.


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