Luke Howard exhibit at the Science Museum

Tuesday 02nd Dec 2014 by theWeather Club

The Royal Meteorological Society has loaned a set of Luke Howard cloud sketches (Inv No 1981-862) to the Science Museum. The sketches are held within the museum’s pictorial store in Olympia but from mid-November a selection will be on display within a new showcase to celebrate the work of Luke Howard.

Seven sketches will be displayed from November 2014 to April 2015:

  • Layers of stratus, wreathing mountain slopes
  • Cirrus
  • Aggregate cumulus in different stages
  • Cirrocumulus
  • Dark cirrostratus
  • Cumulo Stratus
  • Cumulo-cirro-stratus (Nimbus) rainclouds lowering for a storm

And a second set from May to October 2015:

  • Cumulus blowing in high wind
  • Light cirrostratus, above cumulus
  • Dark cirrostratus or fading nimbus, above outline landscape
  • Stratus
  • Cumulostratus, with possible sunken Nimbus
  • Nimbus against light of sun, low in sky
  • Cirrus in parallel receding lines

Articles about Luke Howard can be found here >> 

http://www.rmets.org/weather-and-climate/observing/luke-howard-and-cloud-names

http://blog.sciencemuseum.org.uk/collections/tag/luke-howard/