Investigation of the Upper Atmosphere


THE work carried out in England in connection with the investigation of the upper atmosphere forms part of a wide and well-organised scheme. On certain days appointed by an international committee, balloons and kites are sent up from some thirty stations scattered all over the world. The kites are used for the study of the lower layers, and free balloons for greater altitudes. In a discussion bearing on the isothermal layer we have therefore only to deal with the latter.

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PETAVEL, J. Investigation of the Upper Atmosphere . Nature 78, 56–57 (1908).

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