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Propagation of Sound and Light in an Irregular Atmosphere

Naturevolume 101page284 (1918) | Download Citation



I SUPPOSE that most of those who have listened to (single-engined) aeroplanes in flight must have noticed the highly uneven character of the sound, even at moderate distances. It would seem that the changes are to be attributed to atmospheric irregularities affecting the propagation rather than to variable emission. This may require confirmation; but, in any case, a comparison of what is to be expected in the analogous propagation of light and sound has a certain interest.

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