Richardson effect

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Richardson effect

[′rich·ərd·sən i‚fekt]
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More emphatic than the other works, it turns to the fantasies of the English meteorologist Lewis Fry Richardson, who imagined a spherical structure meant to contain sixty-four thousand "computers"--not machines, but women running calculations--who could predict the earth's climate.
The British mathematician and meteorologist Lewis Fry Richardson was among the first to investigate this phenomenon of the fractal nature of boundary lines in the early twentieth century.
Although Turbulence is unambiguously a novel, Foden bases the character of Ryman on a real person, Lewis Fry Richardson, and the book is populated by figures familiar to anybody who has read Forecast for Overlord, by Eisenhower's chief weatherman, James Stagg.
Another Quaker, Lewis Fry Richardson, worked out that the best way to forecast the weather was to use maths, this while he was serving with the Friends' Ambulance Unit during the First World War.