Watson-Watt, Robert Alexander (1892–1973)
Watson-Watt studied at St Andrews University, taught at Dundee University, and in 1917 worked in the Meteorological Office, designing devices to locate thunderstorms, and investigating the ionosphere (a term he coined in 1926). He became head of the radio section of the National Physical Laboratory (1935), where he began work on locating aircraft.
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