John Aitken (meteorologist)

John Aitken, FRS, FRSE (18 September 1839 – 14 November 1919) wis a Scots meteorologist, pheesicist an marine ingineer. He wis ane o the foonders o clood pheesics an aerosol science, wha biggit the first apparatus tae meisur the nummer o dist an fog pairticles in the atmosphere, a koniscope.[1][2]

John Aitken
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Born18 September 1839
Fawkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Dee'd14 November 1919 (1919-11-15) (aged 80)
Ardenlea, Fawkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Alma materGlesga Varsity
Kent forclood pheesics
AwairdsKeith Prize 1883-5
Gunning Victoria Jubilee Prize 1893-6
Ryal Medal (1917)
Scientific career
Fieldsmeteorology an pheesics
InstitutionsPractised meteorology frae his hame at Darroch, Fawkirk.
SignaturJohnAitken signature.jpg


  1. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Second Edition, Seinfeld and Pandis, 2006.
  2. Encyclopædia Britannica