The cloud chamber and CTR Wilson's legacy to atmospheric science

@article{Harrison2011TheCC,
  title={The cloud chamber and CTR Wilson's legacy to atmospheric science},
  author={Giles Harrison},
  journal={Weather},
  year={2011},
  volume={66}
}
  • G. Harrison
  • Published 1 October 2011
  • Environmental Science
  • Weather
Charles Thomas Rees (‘CTR’) Wilson (1869–1959) received the 1927 Nobel Prize for the cloud chamber, first described in a paper published a century ago. The cloud chamber makes high energy particles visible. Wilson's principal work was in atmospheric electricity at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, and his scientific legacy is both to particle physics and atmospheric science. In atmospheric electricity Wilson provided the ‘global circuit’ concept with which to understand the current flow… 

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