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Authorised form of nameDobson; Gordon Miller Bourne (1889 - 1976)
SurnameDobson
ForenamesGordon Miller Bourne
Dates1889 - 1976
Dates and placesBirth:
25 February 1889
Death:
11 March 1976
ActivityEducation:
Sedbergh School; Caius College, Cambridge; MA (Cantab and Oxon); DSc (Oxon)
Career:
University Lecturer in Meteorology, Oxford
Honours:
CBE 1951
Memberships:
FRMS (President 1947-1948)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
12/05/1927
Medals/Prizes:
Rumford Medal 1942
Lectures:
Bakerian 1945
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll
Obituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1977 vol 23 pp 41-57, plate, by J T Houghton and C D Walshaw
References:
Brebis Bleaney, 'The Physical Sciences in Oxford, 1918-1939 and Earlier' in NR 1994 vol 48 pp 247-26
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/114910359
Royal Society codeNA7033
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1927/05Dobson, Gordon Miller Bourne: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/29/22Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'A note on the temperature of the air at great heights' by Frederick Alexander Lindemann and Gordon Miller Bourne DobsonMarch 1923
RR/35/102Referee's report by Gordon Miller Bourne Dobson, on a paper 'On the measurement of light absorption' by H von Halban and J EisenbrandJune 1927
RR/35/107Referee's report by Gordon Miller Bourne Dobson, on a paper 'Measurement of the biologically active ultra-violet rays of sunlight' by Leonard Erskine HillApril 1927
RR/38/46Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, on a paper 'Observations of the height of the ozone in the upper atmosphere' by F W P Gotz and Gordon Miller Bourne DobsonJune 1928
RR/40/52Referee's report by Gordon Miller Bourne Dobson, on a paper 'An electromatic method for the delimitation of ozone at high dilutions' by J N Pring and G M WestripApril 1929
RR/40/63Referee's report by Gordon Miller Bourne Dobson, on a paper 'A photoelectric method of measuring the light of the night sky with studies of the course of variation through the night' by Robert John Strutt, Lord RayleighApril 1929
RR/41/36Referee's report by Gordon Miller Bourne Dobson, on a paper 'Some phenomena connected with the transfer of heat by radiation and turbulence in the lower atmosphere' by David BruntOctober 1930
RR/41/68Referee's report by Edward Victor Appleton, on a paper 'Observations of the amount of ozone in the earth's atmosphere, and its relation to other geophysical conditions.—Part IV' by Gordon Miller Bourne Dobson, H H Kimball, and E KidsonAugust 1930
RR/35/60Referee's report by Gordon Miller Bourne Dobson, on a paper 'The continuous absorption of light in potassium vapour' by Robert Williams DitchburnSeptember 1927
RR/40/60Referee's report by Gordon Miller Bourne Dobson, on a paper 'On the transmission of light by thin films of metal' by S RamaswamyFebruary 1931
RR/51/144Referee's report by Gordon Miller Bourne Dobson, on a paper 'A photoelectric spectrophotometer using dual electrostatic compensation' by Leonard A Woodward[1933]
RR/51/35Referee's report by Gilbert Thomas Walker, on a paper 'The vertical distribution of atmospheric ozone in high latitudes' by A R Meetham and Gordon Miller Bourne Dobson[October 1934]
RR/51/145Second referee's report by Gordon Miller Bourne Dobson, on a paper 'A photoelectric spectrophotometer using dual electrostatic compensation' by Leonard A Woodward[November 1933]
RR/53/21Referee's report by Gordon Miller Bourne Dobson, on a paper 'The Götz inversion of intensity-ratio in zenith-scattered sunlight' by Sydney Chapman1 November 1934
RR/53/91Referee's report by Gilbert Thomas Walker, on a paper 'The vertical distribution of ozone in the atmosphere' by F W Paul Götz, A R Meetham and Gordon Miller Bourne Dobson[March 1934]
RR/55/12Referee's report by Gordon Miller Bourne Dobson, on a paper 'Some further measurements of upper atmospheric ionization' by Edward Victor Appleton and R NaismithApril 1935
RR/63/45Referee's report by Gordon Miller Bourne Dobson, on a paper 'The penetration into the sea of light of various wave-lengths as measured by emission or rectifier photo-electric cells' by Horace H Poole and William Ringrose Gelston AtkinsFebruary 1937
RR/67/106Referee's report by Gordon Miller Bourne Dobson, on a paper 'The seasonal variations of cosmic-ray intensity and temperature of the atmosphere' by A Duperier16 March 1940
NLB/71/990Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [Gordon Miller Bourne] Dobson, FRS7 January 1929
RR/68/474Referee's report by Gordon Miller Bourne Dobson, on two papers 'The helium content of atmospheric air' by Eugen Glueckauf and Friedrich Adolf Paneth, and 'A micro-analysis of the helium and neon contents of air' by Eugen Glueckauf[1944]
RR/27/107Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'A theory of meteors, and the density and temperature of the outer atmosphere to which it leads' by Frederick Alexander Lindemann and Gordon Miller Bourne DobsonNovember 1922
RR/42/71Referee's report by Gordon Miller Bourne Dobson, on a paper 'Photo-conductance phenomena in the silver halides, and the latent photographic image. Introduction and Part I' by F C Toy and G B HarrisonFebruary 1930
NLB/71/497Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Gordon Miller Bourne] Dobson Esq., D. Sc., FRS15 June 1928
NLB/72/88Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [Gordon Miller Bourne] Dobson, FRS25 February 1929
NLB/71/369Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to H. M. Inspector of Taxes, Picadilly District, 58 Victoria Street, SW124 April 1928
NLB/72/344Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Gordon Miller Bourne] Dobson Esq., D.Sc., FRS5 July 1929
NLB/71/827Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Gordon Miller Bourne] Dobson, Esq., D.Sc., FRS10 November 1928
NLB/71/981Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [Gordon Miller Bourne] Dobson, FRS3 January 1929
NLB/72/778Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [Gordon Miller Bourne] Dobson, FRS14 April 1930
RR/33/55Referee's report by George Clarke Simpson, on a paper 'Measurements of the amount of ozone in the earth’s atmosphere and its relation to other geophysical conditions' by Gordon Miller Bourne Dobson and D N Harrison16 January 1926
RR/44/55Referee's report by Gordon Miller Bourne Dobson, on three papers 'The field of force and the form of the carbon dioxide molecule. - Part I. Thermal diffusion in mixtures containing carbon dioxide', 'The field of force and the form of the carbon dioxide molecule. - Part II. The variation of the viscosity of carbon dioxide with temperature' and 'The field of force and the form of the carbon dioxide molecule. - Part III. The form of the carbon dioxide molecule' by T L Ibbs and A C R WakemanOctober 1931
RR/62/4Referee's report by Gordon Miller Bourne Dobson, on a paper 'On the action of ultra-violet sunlight upon the upper atmosphere' by Meghnad N Saha[September 1936]
RR/67/353Letter from J D Griffith Davies, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society, on a paper 'On the salinity of the surface waters of the Irish Sea' by Joseph Proudman to members of the Sectional Committee for Physics27 December 1940
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