Report of the Annual Meeting Volume 1903

Report of the Annual Meeting Volume 1903

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... the writer is the American member. During; 1902 thiries flights were made, of which ten were upon the international days specified. In two of the flights the upper kites broke away and were lost in the oceao, but it is probable that the height obtained during one of them exceeded 16,000 feet The average height of the flights from which records were obtained is 7,940 feet being little more than during the preceding year, but the maximum height: i 14,060 feet is considerably greater. The reason that flights were not made on al the international days was lack of wind at the ground, and sometimes it w&impossible to get higher than the cumulus clouds on account of the-wind failing; that level. Occasionally the strength of the wind at high altitudes was is obstacle to further progress upward, and caused the accidents already mentioned Were it desired to fly kites every day, or with certainty on any pre-determined day, duplicate kites and apparatus might be installed on board a small steamboat, which by steaming in Massachusetts Bay could create an artificial wind to rais the kites or reduce the wind to a suitable velocity. The possibility of thus becoming independent of the natural wind by flyise meteorological kites from a vessel appears to have been first shown by the wife in 1901, when he described his experiments to Section E of this Association: Glasgow. The subsequent successful use of this new method of meteorological research by European colleagues is related in 'Science, ' vol. xviii.pp. 113, 114. The most important application of this method would be to the invcstigatior of the meteorological conditions above the trade-winds and doldrums, a project which the author presented to the International Aeronautical Congress at Berlin in...show more

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  • Paperback | 566 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 29mm | 998g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123680595X
  • 9781236805959