Authorised form of nameGold; Ernest (1881 - 1976)
Dates1881 - 1976
Place of birthBerkswell, near Coventry, Warwickshire
Date of birth24 July 1881
Place of death8 Hurst Lane, London NW11
Date of death30/01/1976
Research fieldPhysics
Mason's College, Birmingham; BA (1903) St John's College, Cambridge; MA
Served in the Great War (1915-1919); Assistant Director, Meteorological Office, Air Ministry (1919-)
DSO 1916; OBE 1918; CB 1942
FRMS (President 1934-1935)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election02/05/1918
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1977 vol 23 pp 115-131, plate, by R C Sutcliffe and A C Best
Royal Society codeNA6378
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
RR/17/291Referee's report by Ralph Allen Sampson, on a paper 'The isothermal layer of the atmosphere and atmospheric radiation' by Ernest Gold13 October 1908
NLB/39/78Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor J [Joseph] LArmor, Secretary of the Royal Society23 November 1908
NLB/39/105Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to E [Ernest] Gold, St John's College, Cambridge26 November 1908
NLB/42/1Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, Secretary RS to The Under Secretary of State for India5 March 1909
NLB/52/808Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Major Ernest Gold, Assistant Director of the Meteorological Office and FRS; G. H. Q, British Expeditionary Force, France29 February 1916
RR/26/47Referee's report by Ernest Gold, on a paper 'Some problems connected with evaporation from large expanses of water' by M A Giblett12 May 1921
RR/53/22Referee's report by Ernest Gold, on a paper 'The Götz inversion of intensity-ratio in zenith-scattered sunlight' by Sydney Chapman[November 1934]
RR/56/5Referee's report by Ernest Gold, on a paper 'The thermal stability of the lower atmosphere' by A L Hales14 May 1935
NLB/70/450Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Lieutenant Colonel [Ernest] Gold, DSO, FRS7 April 1927
IM/GA/WS/1272Gold, Ernest1946
EC/1918/10Gold, Ernest: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MDA/C/10/3Correspondence of the Gassiot Committee1947-1953
RR/45/55Referee's report by Ernest Gold, on a paper 'The lunar diurnal variation of atmospheric temperature at Batavia [Jakarta, Indonesia], 1866-1928' by Sydney Chapman12 March 1932
RR/65/285Referee's report by Ernest Gold on a paper 'The effects of thunderstorms and lightning discharges on the Earth's electric field' by T W Wormell27 November 1938
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView


    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →


    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView