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Dr. F. H. Bigelow

Naturevolume 113page721 (1924) | Download Citation



THE death of Dr. F. H. Bigelow, until recently professor of meteorology at the Oficina Meteorologica, Cordoba, Argentina, is reported from Vienna. Frank Hagar Bigelow was born in 1851 at Concord, Mass., and was educated at Harvard, afterwards becoming an astronomer at the Cordoba Observatory, where he took part in Gould's survey of the southern heavens. From 1884 to 1889 he was professor of mathematics at Racine College. Then, after two years at the Nautical Almanac Office, he was in 1891 appointed professor of meteorology at the United States Weather Bureau, Washington. With the duties of professor of meteorology he combined those of Chief of the Climatology Divisioij of the Weather Bureau and (from 1894) of professor of solar physics at the George Washington University. Bigelow left Washington in 1910 to take up the post of professor of meteorology at the Oficina Meteorologica, Cordoba, and from 1915 until his retirement in 1921 he was also Director of the Solar Physics and Magnetic Observatory, Cordoba. In addition to his official posts, Bigelow was a member of a number of international commissions. After his retirement from official duties, he lived for some time in Rome, and at the time of his death was living in Vienna.


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