High Tropical Winds

Abstract

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.

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