High Tropical Winds


LAST year, in a letter to the Editor of this journal (vol. lxxxvii, p. 415), I wrote about the probable existence of “upper trade-winds,” according to the observation of some high balloon flights at Batavia. Also I ventured to explain the occurrence of high westerly winds near the equator by supposing them to be only feeble winds of variable direction between the anti-trade and the upper trade. Finally, I mentioned my intention of continuing these researches by means of large pilot-balloons.

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.


All prices are NET prices.

Author information

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article


By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.