Arthur Covington

Physicist, Deceased Person

1913 – 2001

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Who was Arthur Covington?

Arthur Edwin Covington is a Canadian physicist who made the first radio astronomy measurements in Canada. Through these he made the valuable discovery that sunspots generate large amounts of microwaves at the 10.7 cm wavelength, offering a simple all-weather method to measure and predict sunspot activity, and their associated effects on communications. The sunspot detection program has run continuously to this day.

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Born
Sep 21, 1913
Regina
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Education
  • University of British Columbia
Died
Mar 17, 2001
Kingston

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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