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Lamont, Johann von [Astro*Index]


(1805-1879) Scottish-German astronomer. Born at Braemar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland; died at Munich, Germany.

He measured the intensity of the Earth's magnetic field throughout Europe. From these, and previous records, he determined (in 1862) that the intensity varied in a 10-year period. It was clear that this period roughly coincided with Schwabe's sunspot cycle, but the causal connection was not to be understood for some 50 years.

See also:
♦ Schwabe, Heinrich Samuel


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