Sreznevsky, Borys

Sreznevsky, Borys [Срезневський, Борис; Sreznevs'kyj], b 31 March 1857 in Saint Petersburg, d 24 March 1934 in Kyiv. Meteorologist and climatologist; full member of the All-Ukrainian Academy of Sciences from 1920. He graduated from Saint Petersburg University (1879) and was a professor at Tartu University (1894–1918). From 1919 he headed the Kyiv Meteorological Observatory. He did fundamental work on storms in the Black Sea region and wrote the monograph O vlazhnosti (On Humidity, 1915) and others on cyclonic atmospheric disturbances. He studied the effect of weather on people and developed several meteorological instruments. He also organized the publication of a number of Ukrainian meteorological periodicals.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]

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