Lewis Fry Richardson
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Weather forecast pioneer Lewis Fry Richardson honoured

One of the pioneers of weather forecasting is to be remembered with a blue plaque, which is being unveiled in Dumfriesshire.

Lewis Fry Richardson started work as superintendent of the Met Office Observatory in Eskdalemuir 100 years ago.

He developed mathematical methods to predict the weather that laid the foundation for modern computerised weather forecasting.

BBC News Scotland correspondent James Cook has been finding out how those methods are still used today.

  • 01 Aug 2013