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Climate science, is the study of the Earth's weather patterns and the systems that cause them. From the ocean oscillations to trade winds, pressure systems that drives temperature, airborne particles that influence local conditions and even the phases of the moon and Earth's wobble all affect the climate.
Howard’s contributions to meteorology over half a century were profound. He had not limited himself to clouds but had looked at radiation, urban heat islands and wind flow.
Fifty years before, at a lecture in Tottenham, he had even suggested that the rotation of the earth might deflect winds off course. He had explained to an audience that as the air travels north or south the earth is forever ‘slipping away under it’.
Peter Moore, The Weather Experiment,
Chatto and Windus, 2015
Header: Cloud study by Luke Howard perhaps prepared for presentation or publication. Science Museum