Sir Napier Shaw 1854 - 1945
- born in:
- Birmingham, borough of Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
[from Encyclopaedia Britannica]: Sir Napier Shaw, born March 4, 1854, Birmingham, Warwickshire, Eng. died March 23, 1945, London. English meteorologist whose introduction of the millibar, a unit of measurement of air pressure, and the tephigram, a graph of temperature changes, contributed to the development of modern meteorology. Shaw taught physics at the University of Cambridge from 1877 to 1906. He was elected to the Royal Society in 1891.