Reference numberEC/1905/04
Previous numbersCert XII, 202
TitleDines, William Henry: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationDistinguished as a Meteorologist. President Royal Meteorological Society, 1901, 1902. The son of the well-known meteorologist, G Dines, the inventor of a dewpoint hygrometer. After experience as a pupil in railway engineering works became 20th wrangler in 1881. He devoted himself to Meteorology, and is very widely known on account of his researches on the determination of the velocity and force of wind, and for his pressure tube anemometer, particularly the self-recording and self-registering forms. Has contributed two papers to the 'Proceedings,' Royal Society-viz, 'Wind Pressure on an Inclined Surface,' vol xlviii; and 'On the Pressure of Wind on Curved Vanes,' vol 1. Other papers on Wind Measurement and the Determination of the Factor of the Robinson Anemometer are contained in the 'Quarterly Journal,' Royal Meteorological Society, vols x, xiii, xv, xvi, xviii, xix, xx. Also joint papers: - With the late G M Whipple, vol xiv; with Captain Wilson-Barker,vol xxv. Author of a paper on 'Relative Merits of Anemometers,' and Report of Chicago Meteorological Congress; and of the following papers in the 'Quarterly Journal,' Royal Meteorological Society: 'On Death Rate and Temperature' (vols xx, xxvii); 'Cold Periods and High Barometer' (vols xxiii, xxv); 'Element of Chance Applied to Meteorology' (vol xxviii); 'Vertical Circulation and Storms' (vol xvii); 'Experiment Illustrating the Formation of Tornado Clouds' (vol xxi, xxii). Has designed and constructed apparatus of various kinds, and recently that required for a series of kite experiments on the west coast of Scotland in the Summer of 1902, of which a preliminary notice has been contributed to the British Association.
ProposersRichard Strachey; G H Darwin; A Schuster; C V Boys; William J L Wharton; R T Glazebrook; C Chree; W N Shaw; A Buchan; R H Scott; J Y Buchanan; Joseph Fayrer
Extent1 sheet
Access statusOpen

Dines, William Henry: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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