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CodeNA8689
Dates1870-1940
Person NameMossman; Robert (1870-1940); meteorologist
SurnameMossman
ForenamesRobert
Epithetmeteorologist
ActivityRobert Cockburn Mossman, FRSE (1870-1940), meteorologist, was the eldest son of James Mossman, merchant, and was educated at the Royal High School, Edinburgh. He filled various meteorological posts in Scotland and the Argentine, 1904-1938, and took part in various investigative expeditions, including acting as meteorologist to the Scottish Antartic Expedition,1902-1904 and to the Argentine government. Mossman did his National Service with H M Fishery Board for Scotland, 1918-1919. He became FRSE, 1891, and was awarded the Keith Prize by the Royal Society of Edinburgh for Antartic Research, 1918. He was a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society. He contributed over 80 papers on Meteorologly to various meteorological journals, and was joint author of 'The Voyage of the Scotia' (1906).
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