S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science




Thumen, Mr F. von (meteorology)

Born: Date not known, Place not known.
Died: Date not known, Place not known.

F. von Thumen was the principal collaborator in German South West Africa (now Namibia) of the German colonial meteorological network, at least until the colony was conquered by South African forces during World War I (1914-1918). Towards the end of the war he published Zusammenstellung der von den meteorologischen Stationen in DSWA gemachten Niederschlagsmessungen 1898-1914 (Collection of rainfall records made at meteorological stations in German South West Africa, 1898-1914; Windhoek, 1918, 19 pp.)

Von Thumen may have been the son of the German botanist Freiher Felix K.A.E.J. von Thumen (1832-1892).


List of sources:

Venter, R.J. Bibliography of regional meteorological literature. Vol. 1. Southern Africa, 1486-1948. Pretoria: Weather Bureau, 1949.


Compiled by: C. Plug


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