darcy, henry philibert gaspard

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Darcy, , Henry Philibert Gaspard 1803-1858.  
British geologist who formulated the law (now named for him) governing the rate at which a fluid flows through a permeable medium. The darcy unit, used to measure the permeability of porous substances, is also named after him.
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