José María Algué

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José María Algué
Portrait of José María Algué.jpg
Portrait of José María Algué
Born (1856-12-29)December 29, 1856
Manresa, Spain
Died May 27, 1930(1930-05-27) (aged 73)
Roquetes, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Fields Meteoroly

José María Algué, SJ (29 December 1856 - 27 May 1930), was a Spanish Roman Catholic priest and meteorologist in the observatory of Manila. He invented the barocyclonometer, the nephoscope and a kind of microseismograph. Father Algué was an honorary member of the Royal Society of London and the Pontificia Accademia Romana.

Works[edit]

  • (1897). Baguíos y Ciclones Filipinos
  • (1897). El Barociclonómetro
  • (1898). Las Nubes en el Archipiélago Filipino
  • (1900). El Archipiélago Filipino
  • (1904). Atlas de Filipinas

Works in English translation

References[edit]

  • Udías Vallina, Agustín (2003). Searching the Heavens and the Earth. The History of the Jesuit Observatories, Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, p. 293.
  • Walsh, James J. Science in the Philippines, New York.
  • Warren, James Francis (2009). "Scientific Superman: Father José Algué, Jesuit Meteorology, and the Philippines under American Rule, 1897-1924." In Colonial Crucible: Empire in the Making of the Modern American State, Part VIII, University of Wisconsin Press.

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