Some New Methods in Meteorology


SINCE the appearance in NATURE of December 20, 1906, of my review of Prof. Bigelow's “Studies” under the above title, I have had some correspondence with Prof. Willis L. Moore, chief of the U.S. Weather Bureau. I am glad, with Prof. Willis Moore's sanction, to quote part of his letters to me, which will, I hope, allay any apprehensions which may have been aroused as to the methods of research likely to be adopted at the new Mount Weather Observatory. Prof. Moore writes:—“... Since June, 1905, Prof. William J. Humphreys, of Johns Hopkins University, and formerly Professor of Physics at the University of Virginia, has been Supervising Director at our institution at Mt. Weather. We wish to ascertain facts by experimentation, rather than to exploit theories, however beautiful they may be. We consider Prof. Bigelow's numerous papers as expressing simply his own views.... Neither myself nor any member of my staff desires to be considered responsible for any theories that may be advanced in the publications of the Bureau, except he be the author.”

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CHREE, C. Some New Methods in Meteorology. Nature 75, 415 (1907).

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