1815 in science

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The year 1815 in science and technology involved some significant events, listed below.

Astronomy and space science[edit]



Earth sciences[edit]

  • April 5 – Volcanic eruption of Mount Tambora on the Indonesian island of Sumbawa. About 92,000 people die as a direct consequence of this disaster, the largest volcanic eruption in recorded history. The eruption sends so much volcanic ash into the atmosphere that weather patterns around the world are altered, causing 1816 to be the "Year Without A Summer".
  • August 1 – William Smith publishes the first national geological map of the United Kingdom, A Delineation of the Strata of England and Wales, with part of Scotland.[3]








  1. ^ "On the Relation between the Specific Gravities of Bodies in their Gaseous State and the Weights of their Atoms". Annals of Philosophy. 6: 321–330. 1815. Retrieved 2011-04-16.
  2. ^ Rosenfeld, Louis (2003). "William Prout: early 19th Century Physician-Chemist". Clinical Chemistry. 49 (4): 699–705. doi:10.1373/49.4.699. PMID 12651838. Retrieved 2011-04-16.
  3. ^ Eyles, V. A.; Eyles, Joan M. (1938). "On the different issues of the first geological map of England and Wales" (PDF). Annals of Science. 3 (2): 190–212. doi:10.1080/00033793800200871.
  4. ^ Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 247–248. ISBN 978-0-7126-5616-0.
  5. ^ To a meeting of the Royal Society in Newcastle upon Tyne.
  6. ^ "Icons, a portrait of England 1800-1820". Archived from the original on 2009-10-16. Retrieved 2007-09-11.