Eskdalemuir, Dumfriesshire

In 1913, Lewis Fry Richardson was made Superintendent of the Eskdalemuir Observatory of the Meteorological Office; though he had no previous experience in meteorology, it was hoped that he could bring a more theoretical approach to the problems involved. Eskdalemuir is near where the B723 meets the B709. Here he started on Weather prediction by arithmetical finite differences. Worried by the use of meteorological data in the War, he resigned in 1916 and was an ambulance driver in France. He rejoined the Meteorological Office in 1919 and the book appeared in 1922.

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