Basil John Mason

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Sir (Basil) John Mason (born 18 August [[1923]; died 6 January 2015) was an expert on cloud physics and former Director of the UK Meteorological Office. His work includes the Mason Equation, giving the growth or evaporation of small water droplets.


  • Acid rain is a short-hand term that covers a set of highly complex and controversial environmental problems. It is a subject in which emotive and political judgements tend to obscure the underlying scientific issues which are fairly easily stated but poorly understood.
    • in The Causes and Consequences of Acid Rain, Proceedings of the Royal Institution of Great Britain. The Institution. 1982. p. 31. 

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