George Templeman Kingston

George Templeman Kingston, meteorologist, (b at Oporto, Portugal 5 Oct 1816; d at Toronto 21 Jan 1886). For successfully promoting and organizing one of Canada's first scientific services, Kingston has been called the father of Canadian METEOROLOGY.

George Templeman Kingston

George Templeman Kingston, meteorologist, (b at Oporto, Portugal 5 Oct 1816; d at Toronto 21 Jan 1886). For successfully promoting and organizing one of Canada's first scientific services, Kingston has been called the father of Canadian METEOROLOGY. He was a Cambridge graduate and came to Canada in 1852; 3 years later he became professor of meteorology at the University of Toronto and director of the Toronto Observatory, a position he held until 1880. He was founding director of the national meteorological service 1871-80. With new federal resources in 1871-72, he initiated a daily exchange of weather data with the US and a few years later began the dissemination of daily storm warnings and weather forecasts to eastern ports and cities.