TITLE

Abbot, Charles Greeley

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Abbot, Charles Greeley (1872-1973), a United States astrophysicist and authority on solar radiation. As director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, 1907-44, Abbot studied the influence of solar radiation on climate and weather cycles. He perfected instruments for measuring radiation. With Samuel P. Langley, he mapped the infrared spectrum. Abbot was secretary of the Smithsonian Institution from 1928 until 1944, when he became research associate. He was born in Wilton, New Hampshire, and graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
ACCESSION #
37310296

 

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