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Eskdalemuir Observatory
The Eskdalemuir
Eskdalemuir
Observatory is a UK national environmental observatory located near Eskdalemuir, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. Built in 1904, its remote location was chosen to minimise electrical interference with geomagnetic instruments, which were relocated here from Kew Observatory
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Lockerbie
Lockerbie
Lockerbie
(Scottish Gaelic: Locarbaidh[1]) is a town in Dumfries
Dumfries
and Galloway, southwestern Scotland. It lies approximately 75 miles (121 km) from Glasgow, and 20 miles (32 km) from the English border. It had a population of 4,009 at the 2001 census
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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Kew Observatory
An observatory is a location used for observing terrestrial or celestial events. Astronomy, climatology/meteorology, geophysical, oceanography and volcanology are examples of disciplines for which observatories have been constructed
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British Geological Survey
1835 by Henry De la BecheLegal status Government OrganisationPurposeGeoscience Carry out scientific research to understand the structure, properties and processes of the solid Earth
Earth
systemHeadquarters Kingsley Dunham CentreLocationNicker Hill, Keyworth Nottingham
Nottingham
NG12 5GG England, United KingdomRegion served United KingdomExecutive DirectorDr. John LuddenParent organisationNatural Environment Research CouncilBudget£52m around 50% from NERCWebsite BGS.ac.ukThe British Geological Survey (BGS) is a partly publicly-funded body which aims to advance geoscientific knowledge of the United Kingdom landmass and its continental shelf by means of systematic surveying, monitoring and research. The BGS headquarters are in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. Its other centres are located in Edinburgh, Wallingford, Cardiff
Cardiff
and London
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Seismometer
A seismometer is an instrument that measures motion of the ground, caused by, for example, an earthquake, a volcanic eruption, or the use of explosives.[1] Records of seismic waves allow seismologists to map the interior of the Earth
Earth
and to locate and measure the size of events like these.Contents1 Basic principles 2 Nomenclature 3 History3.1 Ancient era 3.2 Modern designs4 Modern instruments4.1 Teleseismometers 4.2 Strong-motion seismometers 4.3 Other forms 4.4 Interconnected seismometers5 Recording 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksBasic principles[edit] A simple seismometer, sensitive to up-down motions of the Earth, is like a weight hanging from a spring, both suspended from a frame that moves along with any motion detected. The relative motion between the weight (called the mass) and the frame provides a measurement of the vertical ground motion
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Dumfries And Galloway
Dumfries
Dumfries
and Galloway
Galloway
(Scots: Dumfries
Dumfries
an Gallowa, Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Phrìs is Gall-Ghaidhealaibh) is one of 32 unitary council areas of Scotland
Scotland
and is located in the western Southern Uplands. It comprises the historic counties of Dumfriesshire, Stewartry of Kirkcudbright
Kirkcudbright
and Wigtownshire, the latter two of which are collectively known as Galloway. The administrative centre is the town of Dumfries. Following the 1975 reorganisation of local government in Scotland, the three counties were joined to form a single region of Dumfries
Dumfries
and Galloway, with four districts within it. Since the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, however, it has become a unitary local authority
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Richter Magnitude Scale
The so-called Richter magnitude scale
Richter magnitude scale
– more accurately, Richter's magnitude scale, or just Richter magnitude – for measuring the strength ("size") of earthquakes refers to the original "magnitude scale" developed by Charles F. Richter
Charles F. Richter
and presented in his landmark 1935 paper, and later revised and renamed the Local magnitude scale, denoted as "ML" or "ML". Because of various shortcomings of the ML scale most seismological authorities now use other scales, such as the moment magnitude scale (Mw), to report earthquake magnitudes, but much of the news media still refers to these as "Richter" magnitudes
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United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
(UKAEA) is a UK government research organisation responsible for the development of nuclear fusion power. It is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
(BEIS). On its formation in 1954, the authority was responsible for the UK's entire nuclear program, both civil and defence, as well as the policing of nuclear sites. It made pioneering developments in nuclear (fission) power, overseeing the peaceful development of nuclear technology and performing much scientific research
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Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
(CTBT) is a multilateral treaty that bans all nuclear explosions, for both civilian and military purposes, in all environments. It was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 September 1996, but has not entered into force, as eight specific states have not ratified the treaty.Contents1 History 2 Negotiations2.1 Adoption 2.2 Obligations3 Status 4 Monitoring4.1 Subsequent nuclear testing5 See also 6 References6.1 Citations 6.2 Publications7 External linksHistory[edit] The movement for international control of nuclear weapons began in 1945, with a call from Canada
Canada
and United Kingdom
United Kingdom
for a conference on the subject.[1] In June 1946, Bernard Baruch, an emissary of President Harry S
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Pan Am Flight 103
Pan Am
Pan Am
Flight 103 was a regularly scheduled Pan Am
Pan Am
transatlantic flight from Frankfurt
Frankfurt
to Detroit
Detroit
via London
London
and New York. On 21 December 1988, N739PA, the aircraft operating the transatlantic leg of the route, was destroyed by a bomb, killing all 243 passengers and 16 crew in what became known as the Lockerbie
Lockerbie
bombing.[1] Large sections of the aircraft crashed onto residential areas of Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 11 more people on the ground. Following a three-year joint investigation by Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI), arrest warrants were issued for two Libyan nationals in November 1991
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Lewis Fry Richardson
Lewis Fry Richardson, FRS[1] (11 October 1881 – 30 September 1953) was an English mathematician, physicist, meteorologist, psychologist and pacifist who pioneered modern mathematical techniques of weather forecasting, and the application of similar techniques to studying the causes of wars and how to prevent them. He is also noted for his pioneering work concerning fractals and a method for solving a system of linear equations known as modified Richardson iteration.[2]Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Pacifism 4 Weather forecasting4.1 Richardson's attempt at numerical forecast5 Mathematical analysis of war 6 Research on the length of coastlines and borders 7 Patents for detection of icebergs 8 In popular culture 9 Personal life 10 Legacy 11 See also 12 Notes 13 References 14 External linksEarly life[edit] Lewis Fry Richardson
Lewis Fry Richardson
was the youngest of seven children born to Catherine Fry (1838–1919) and David Richardson (1835–1913)
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Arthur Crichton Mitchell
Dr Arthur Crichton Mitchell FRSE
FRSE
(1864-1952) was a Scottish physicist and meteorologist. Life[edit] He was born in Leith
Leith
on 1 July 1864. He studied at Edinburgh University
Edinburgh University
and graduated BSc. In 1888 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. His proposers were Peter Guthrie Tait, Alexander Crum Brown, George Chrystal, and Sir Thomas Clark. He was elected a Fellow of the Scottish Meteorological Society in 1891.[1] In the late 19th century he went to India and joined the staff of the Travancore
Travancore
Education Service later becoming Director of Public Instruction there. He returned to Scotland in the early 1910s and became Superintendent of Eskdalemuir Observatory
Eskdalemuir Observatory
in 1916
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Douglas Haig McIntosh
Dr Douglas Haig
Douglas Haig
McIntosh FRSE
FRSE
FRMS OBE (1917–1993) was a 20th-century Scottish meteorologist. He was affectionately known simply as “Mac”.Contents1 Life 2 Publications 3 Family 4 ReferencesLife[edit] He was born in Leven, Fife
Leven, Fife
on 9 September 1917, and, in what was perhaps a patriotic fever during the First World War, named after Douglas Haig, Lord Haig, the commanding officer of the British Army. He studied Science at St Andrews University
St Andrews University
graduating MA BSc in 1938 and joining the staff of the Meteorology Department at Edinburgh University. Interrupted by the Second World War
Second World War
he became a meteorological forecaster for RAF Coastal Command in Scotland before being posted to Calcutta
Calcutta
in India
India
as Senior Meteorological Officer
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Eskdalemuir
Eskdalemuir
Eskdalemuir
is a civil parish and small village in Dumfries
Dumfries
and Galloway, Scotland, with a population of 265.[1] It is around 10 miles (16 km) north-west of Langholm
Langholm
and 10 miles (16 km) north-east of Lockerbie. The area comprises high wet moorlands, chiefly used for sheep grazing and forestry plantation
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