(Robert) Angus Smith FRS (15 February 1817 – 12 May 1884) was a Scottish chemist, who investigated numerous environmental issues. He is known for his research on air pollution in 1852, in the course of which he discovered what came to be known as acid rain. He is sometimes referred to as the 'Father of Acid Rain'.
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Robert Angus Smith was the first chief inspector of the Alkali Inspectorate, formed to control industrial emissions; he became known as the 'father of acid rain'. Robert Angus Smith was born in Pollokshaws, near Glasgow on 15 February 1817, the twelfth child in his family. It was well known that his family were religious and ...
Nov 1, 2013 ... In 1852 Robert Angus Smith published a detailed report of the chemistry of rain in a large area around the city of Manchester, England, noting ...
Angus, R. B., Wilson, C. J., Maté, J. F., Hammond, P. M. and Mann, D. J. 2002. Saprosites mendax (Blackburn) and S. natalensis (Peringuey) (Scarabaeoidea, Aphodiidae), two species introduced into Britain. Proceedings of the Second Pan -European Conference on Saproxylic Beetles, London, pp.74 – 77. People's Trust ...
Dec 29, 2012 ... SMITH, ROBERT ANGUS (1817–1884), chemist, born in Glasgow on 15 Feb. 1817, was twelfth child and seventh son of John Smith of Loudoun, Ayrshire, and his wife Janet, daughter of James Thomson, a millowner at Strathaven (see W. Anderson Smith's 'Shepherd' Smith, p. 13). An elder brother, John ...