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Reginald Cockroft Sutcliffe

(1904—1991) meteorologist


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(b. Wrexham, North Wales, 16 November 1904; d. High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, 28 May 1991) British meteorologist. The author of a standard work on aviation meteorology, a field in which he was active during World War II, his research specifically concerned atmospheric dynamics. He introduced the concept that pressure, rather than altitude, was the significant vertical parameter in the study of atmospheric dynamics and the development of weather systems. He became one of the foremost dynamical meteorologists, and first Director of Research in the UK Meteorological Office. President of the Royal Meteorological Society and president and chairman of various commissions and advisory committees of the World Meteorological Organization. Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1957.

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