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Jack Ineson (1917–1970) The instigator of quantitative hydrogeology in Britain

R. A. Downing
R. A. Downing
20, Springfield Park, Twyford, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 9JH, UK
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D. A. Gray
D. A. Gray
46, Bonnersfield Lane, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 2LE, UK
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January 01, 2004


Jack Ineson will always be associated with introducing quantitative methods to British hydrogeology. A geologist with a sound knowledge of mathematics and statistics, unusual for the time, he seized the opportunity in 1948 to apply to British aquifers the burgeoning theory of well hydraulics initiated by Theis. Ineson’s career was mainly spent with the Geological Survey of Great Britain, now the British Geological Survey, but in the period 1965–1970 as Chief Geologist of the Water Resources Board. It was, however, a relatively short career with the start postponed by the Second World War and tragically truncated in June 1970 as a direct consequence of his experiences in the war.

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

200 Years of British Hydrogeology

J. D. Mather
J. D. Mather
University of London, UK
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January 01, 2004




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