Charles Greeley Abbot, who lived from 1872 till 1963, was an American astronomer who studied & specialized in solar radiation and its effects on the Climate of the Earth. From 1907 he was the director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
Charles Greeley Abbot’s Achievements
- Accurate determination of the solar constant
- First accurate map of the Sun’s infrared spectrum
- Study of the heating effect of the solar corona
- Helped designing the Mount Wilson Solar Observatory’s vertical solar telescope
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