Pen portraits of Presidents – Sir Basil John Mason, CB, DSc, FRS

Folland, Chris K. and Mitchell, John F. B. (2020) Pen portraits of Presidents – Sir Basil John Mason, CB, DSc, FRS. Weather, 75 (1). pp. 26-29. ISSN 0043-1656

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We present a short biography of Sir John Mason, part of Weather's series of pen portraits of Past Presidents of the Royal Meteorological Society. This biography is longer than a normal pen portrait to reflect Sir John Mason's exceptional and wide-ranging achievements and to show how he contributed to the debate about climate change. We include a discussion of his early years, particularly his pioneering work in cloud physics. We particularly review the key activities of the Met Office with which he was closely involved in his years as Director General, followed by his activities after retirement and his main awards.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: atmospheric science,sdg 13 - climate action ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1900/1902
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 31 May 2019 15:32
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2022 02:19
DOI: 10.1002/wea.3442

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