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The Scintillation of Stars

Nature volume 166, page 151 (22 July 1950) | Download Citation

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IN a recent communication in Nature1, Dr. A. H. R. Goldie has suggested that the scintillation of stars may be associated with waves at an interface between two currents of air which have a difference of temperature of the order of 5–7° F. “Such waves,” he writes, “should not uncommonly have an amplitude of the order of up to 500–1,000 ft. at the interface, wave-length up to 10 miles or more, speed anything up to 40 ft. per sec., but probably usually lower.”

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  1. Vision Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Institute of Ophthalmology, Judd Street, London, W.C.1.

    • H. HARTRIDGE

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