Lamb, Hubert Horace -
(1913-1997): British climatologist. He was one of the first to reconstruct climate from historical records. He invented the "dust-veil index" for volcanic eruptions, showing that such eruptions cool the climate (e.g. the Krakatoa explosion in 1883). His major work, published in 1972 and again in 1977, was Climate: Present, Past and Future.