Reference numberAP/41/4
TitleUnpublished paper, 'On the influence of heated terrestrial surfaces in disturbing the atomsphere' by Thomas Hopkins
CreatorHopkins; Thomas
DescriptionHopkins states that [George] Hadley's theory of winds is not supported by the evidence of facts, but rests on assumptions founded on imaginary effects of the partial expansion of the atmospheric gases by heat. It is assumed in that theory, that when the tropical heat expands these gases, they rise and flow away laterally in the higher regions towards the poles, from which they return to the tropics in the lower regions. Hopkins contends that such heating of the gases merely expands them, without making them rise and overflow to other parts.

Subject: Physics / Meteorology

Received 13 April 1858. Read 6 May 1858. Communicated by William Fairbairn.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 9 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On the influence of heated terrestrial surfaces in disturbing the atmosphere'.
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1857.0052
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6039Fairbairn; Sir; William (1789 - 1874)1789 - 1874
NA5043Hadley; George (1685 - 1768)1685 - 1768
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