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Mostly Weather Episode 13 - The Mostly Weather Hall of Fame - Sir Francis Beaufort

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In this edition of our Mostly Weather Hall of Fame series, we are taking a look at the fascinating life of Sir Francis Beaufort.

In this edition of our Mostly Weather Hall of Fame series, we are taking a look at the fascinating life of Sir Francis Beaufort.

Podcast regulars Claire Witham and Jeff Norwood Brown are once again joined by Met Office archivist Catherine Ross to discuss an important figure in the history of meteorology.

Starting life as a naval officer, Beaufort later went on to devise the Beaufort scale in 1805 – the measurement for wind speed that is still used today.

All of the diaries and documents mentioned in this episode, plus more information, are available in this great fact sheet: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/media/pdf/b/7/Fact_sheet_No._6.pdf

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