SCOTT & The South-Pole

George Clarke Simpson ("Sunny Jim")

Early on, in his meteorology career, Simpson travelled to the northern part of Finland, Lapland. He went there "to investigate atmospheric electricity." In 1905, he was at Manchester University, having secured a newly created position as a lecture in meteorology. In 1906, he was travelling the world again doing meteorologic research in India and in Burma. Thus qualified, he secured a position in Scott's Terra Nova Expedition. In Antarctica, he constructed one of that continent's first weather stations. As such, he was regularly sending balloons in the air.

After his antarctic adventure, he returned to India to write up the results of his experiences in the antarctic. Though retired, the English government called on him as the WWII opened up, as a director at the Kew Observatory, England.

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