Heinrich Wilhelm Brandes


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(b. Groden, Germany, 27 July 1777; d. Leipzig, 17 May 1834)

German astronomer and meteorologist, who is generally credited with being the first to produce weather charts depicting the distribution of pressure with isobars, and with recognizing the inflow of air to low-pressure centres. However, although he is said to have drawn maps for every day of the year 1783, none has apparently survived. With Benzenberg, he was the first to determine the height of meteors, and later studied meteorological optics.

Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

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