The Low Altitude Aurora of Nov. 16, 1929


IN NATURE of May 2, p. 663, Dr. G. C. Simpson has compared the observation of an aurora in Abisko on Nov. 16, 1929, mentioned by me in NATURE of April 11, 1931, with an observation of an aurora made by him twenty-seven years ago. After a description of the last-mentioned aurora, he arrives at the following conclusion: “It is clear that these two experiences were practically identical, and there can be little doubt that what Mr. Corlin considered to be the thicker parts in the cloud covering were really breaks in the cloud through which the dark sky could be seen”.

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CORLIN, A. The Low Altitude Aurora of Nov. 16, 1929. Nature 127, 928 (1931).

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