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Robert Fitzroy is mostly remembered asĀ  the captain of the HMS Beagle during Charles Darwin’s famous voyages of 1828-1836. His complex role in those landmark voyages and his turbulent relationship with Darwin are well documented by scholars. What is often overlooked about Fitzroy’s life, though, are his significant contributions to weather forecasting and modern meteorology. […]

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