Weather Fundamentals

Early Weather History

Why was Hero of Alexandria an important figure in the history of meteorology

We have Hero (c. 10–70 C.E.; also spelled as Heron) to thank for being the first to scientifically prove that air consists of matter. A genius who invented an early steam engine and showed you could harness wind’s power with a windmill, Hero showed that air had volume (therefore, matter) with such creations as the pump and the syringe.


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