Francis John Welsh Whipple

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Whipple, Francis John Welsh


Born Mar. 17,1876; died 1943. English geophysicist. Son of G. M. Whipple.

In 1925, Whipple became superintendent of the magnetic and meteorological observatory in Kew (near London). He studied the anomalous propagation of sound in the atmosphere, atmospheric electricity, and noctilucent clouds. He also devoted himself to mathematical physics, mechanics, seismology, and atmospheric optics.


“Dr. F. J. W. Whipple.” Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 1943, vol. 69, no. 302, p. 310.