Eric Eady

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Eric Eady
Born 1915
Died 1966
Cause of death Suicide
Nationality British
Alma mater Imperial College London
Occupation Meteorology
Known for Eady Model of Baroclinic instability

Eric Eady (1915 – 1966) was a British meteorology researcher and author of the Eady Model of baroclinic instability, which give rise to weather systems. Eady received a BSc in mathematics and in 1937 he became a weather forecaster in the UK Meteorological Office. In 1946 he started a PhD in mathematics at the Imperial College. His 1948 thesis was The theory of development in dynamical meteorology which was an early work on atmospheric instability and the development of weather systems.[1]


  1. ^ Vallis, Geoffery K. (2006). Atmospheric and oceanic fluid dynamics: fundamentals and large-scale circulation. Cambridge University Press. p. 292. ISBN 978-0-521-84969-2. Retrieved 2009-11-17.