HC Deb 15 December 1926 vol 200 cc2936-7W

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he can report any progress in regard to the theories of weather on which the Norwegian meteorologist has been working in the Air Ministry during the past year?


Yes, Sir; I am glad to shat the visit of the meteorologist in question, Dr. J. Bjerknes of Bergen, has had most satisfactory results. He came to London at the invitation of the Air Ministry in October, 1925, and remained until last March. During that time daily conferences took place between him and members of the Meteorofogical Office, and at these meetings certain new principles introduced into weather forecasting by Norwegian meteorofogists, as the result of recent research on the structure of the atmosphere, were demonstrated and discussed. The new ideas have proved of practical value, especially in forecasting the rapid weather changes which are of vital importance to aviation.

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