Evgraf Evgrafovich Fedorov

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Fedorov, Evgraf Evgrafovich


Born Nov. 8 (20), 1880, in St. Petersburg; died July 19, 1965, in Moscow. Soviet climatologist. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1946). The son of E. S. Fedorov.

E. E. Fedorov graduated from the University of St. Petersburg in 1909. In 1910 he joined the staff of the Main Physical Observatory (since 1924, the Main Geophysical Observatory). He was on the staff of the Magnetic Meteorological Observatory in Pavlovsk from 1911 to 1932 and then carried out research at the Agrohy-drometeorological Institute. He was a member of the staff of the Institute of Geography of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR from 1933 to 1951.

Fedorov’s main works dealt with clouds and solar radiation. In the 1920’s he developed the principles of complex meteorology.

Fedorov was awarded the Order of Lenin, the Order of the Red Star, and various medals.

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