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The Exploration of the Air by Means of Kites

Nature volume 57, page 53 | Download Citation

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THE highest kite ascent, described in NATURE of October 7, was in turn exceeded here by more than 1800 feet on October 15, when excellent meteorological traces (of which a facsimile is enclosed) were brought down from a height of 11,086 feet above Blue Hill. The flight was effected with only four kites, and the ascent and descent occupied but four and a half hours. Excepting a more rapid decrease of temperature with increase of elevation, the results agree with those already stated for the previous high flight.

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  1. Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory, November 1.

    • A. LAWRENCE ROTCH

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