Reference numberEC/1895/06
Previous numbersCert XI, 275
TitleEliot, Sir John: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationMeteorological Reporter to the Government of India. Late Meteorological Reporter to the Government of Bengal. Was Second Wrangler and Smith's Prizeman, 1869. Mr Eliot, as Meteorological Reporter to the Government of Bengal, and subsequently as Head of the Meteorological Department of India, has made many important additions to the physical data of Indian Meteorology, and has done much in their utilization, and in the improvement of the administration of the department of which he is now head. Under him have been carried out the publication of Daily Weather Charts for the Bay of Bengal and Calcutta, for Bombay and the Western Coasts of India, and general charts for the whole peninsula. He has also organized the systematic collection of marine observations from ships arriving at the chief Indian ports. His special work, contained in a long series of memoirs, published either in separate form by the Meteorological Department, or in the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, chiefly relates to storms in India and Indian Seas, and comprises complete histories and discussions of fifteen cyclones and upwards of one hundred storms that have occurred betwenn 1877 and 1886. The Annual Reports of the Meteorological Department, prepared by him, also contain many valuable and original discussions. He has contributed very to establish the Indian Meteorological Department on a thoroughly scientific basis, and to maintaining its high character and recognised practical importance to our great Indian dependency.
ProposersFrom General Knowledge: Robert H Scott; Jos D Hooker; J Herschel; D Brandis; J B N Hennessey; W H M Christie
From Personal Knowledge: R Strachey; [Henry F Blanford]; J F Tennant; H B Medlicott; C B Clarke; H H Godwin-Austen; A W Baird
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Eliot, Sir John: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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