Brown, Peter Ivanovich( meteorologist)
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Biography Brown, Peter Ivanovich
Born in 1852,. At the end of the St. Petersburg University in the Mathematics Department of Physics and Mathematics Faculty in 1875. on to prepare for a professorship. In 1877, Mr.. Brown won in the Central Physical Observatory senior observer and the physics department of meteorological bulletin. Thesis "The progressive movement of cyclones and anticyclones in Europe and especially in Russia, received a master's degree in 1882, Mr.. and at the end of that year he entered the assistant professor at St. Petersburg University, in 1886. received a prize of 500 rubles. Professor. Illenkov for an essay on the theme proposed in physics and mathematics: "The laws of translational motion of cyclones and anticyclones in Russia and the prediction of weather". Doctorate of Physical Geography Brown received in 1886, to protect the dissertation "Temporary barometric highs in Europe". The following year received from St. Petersburg University mission abroad to familiarize themselves with the meteorological and magnetic agencies in Western Europe. Part of the results of this trip is described in the article "A comparison of normal barometers in some key meteorological agencies in Europe" ( "Notes of the Imperial Russian Geographical Society, 1888). In the same year the Russian Geographical Society awarded the gold medal for the Brownian works on meteorology. On December 1, 1890. confirmed in the rank of full professor of the University of St. Vladimir in Kiev. In 1895, Mr.. appointed member of the Scientific Committee of the Ministry of Agriculture and head of the Meteorological Bureau of the Ministry of Agriculture. In 1900, Mr.. elected professor of geography at St. Petersburg University. Brown published "The course of physical geography" (St. Petersburg, 1910) and several others on meteorology and geography. Under his editorship, and VA. Fausek published by the Library of Natural History "(15 min.) And the Library of self" (61 min.).