Eunice Foote, John Tyndall and a question of priority

@article{Jackson2019EuniceFJ,
  title={Eunice Foote, John Tyndall and a question of priority},
  author={Roland Jackson},
  journal={Notes and Records},
  year={2019}
}
  • Roland Jackson
  • Published 20 March 2020
  • Environmental Science
  • Notes and Records
In 1856, an American woman, Eunice Foote, discovered the absorption of thermal radiation by carbon dioxide and water vapour. That was three years before John Tyndall, who is generally credited with this important discovery—a cornerstone of our current understanding of the greenhouse effect, climate change, weather and meteorology. Tyndall did not reference Foote's work. From a contemporary perspective, one might expect that Tyndall would have known of her findings. But it appears that he did… Expand
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