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On the Relative Resistances of Land and Water to Wind Currents

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IN 1878 I received a grant from the Government Research Fund for the purpose of ascertaining the law of variation of wind velocities at different heights: and I found that the curves traced out by the velocities in relation to the heights were most nearly represented by the formula V = v √(H + 72)/(h + 72), where H and h represent respectively the heights in feet of the high and low level stations above the ground, and V and v the respective velocities at those levels.

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