Celebrating the early river observers: 100 years of river flow recording in Scotland
Thursday 26 September 2013
6pm in Room 1.36, Baxter Suite, Tower Building, University of Dundee
While rainfall measurement in Britain became commonplace in the mid-nineteenth Century, it was another 100 years before the same could be said of river flow monitoring. More challenging to obtain, river flow data now underpins a wealth of activities, not least flood warning and pollution control.
In 2013 we reach the centenary of two of the most important developments underpinning that progress in Scotland - the commencement in Kilmarnock of the first record to achieve 100 years, and the establishment of Captain W N McClean's monitoring network in the Great Glen.
Join us in Dundee, where many of these long records are now kept, to explore the history of these pioneering works and their significance.
Followed by an exhibition and free drinks reception.
Expected finish time 7:30pmBack