Hugo Hildebrand-Hildebrandsson

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Hildebrand-Hildebrandsson, Hugo


Born Aug. 19, 1838, in Stockholm; died July 29, 1925, in Uppsala. Swedish meteorologist. Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

From 1878 to 1906, Hildebrand-Hildebrandsson was the director of the observatory at the University of Uppsala and a professor at the university. His main works dealt with atmospheric general circulation and the interrelationship of individual centers of action.

Hildebrand-Hildebrandsson carried out cloud observations to study air currents at different altitudes. Together with L. Teis-serenc de Bort, he organized studies of the upper layers of the atmosphere by means of sounding balloons in Denmark and Sweden. Hildebrand-Hildebrandsson was one of the compilers of the International Cloud Atlas (1896), which was the first work of its kind.


Atlas des mouvements supérieurs de I’atmosphère. Uppsala, 1877.
Quelques Recherches sur les centres d’action de l’atmosphère, Uppsala-Stockholm, 1898, vol. 29, no. 3, p. 36; 1900, vol. 32, no. 4, p. 22; 1909, vol. 45, no. 2, p. 11; 1909, vol. 45, no. 11, p. 22; 1914, vol. 51, no. 8, p. 16.


Khrgian, A. Kh. Ocherki razvitiia meteorologii, 2nd ed. Leningrad, 1969.
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