Reference numberCLP/4i/84
TitlePaper, 'Attempt to solve the phenomenon of the rise of vapours, formation of clouds and descent of rain in a letter to William Rutty from J [John Theophilus] Desaguliers' by Desaguliers
DescriptionDesaguliers writes on some meteorological theories, including the idea that 'rain is produced by the separation of the particles of fire from those of water, which last being then restored to their former specifick gravity, can no longer be sustained by the air, but must fall in drops'. He then focuses on the formation of clouds.

Subject: Meteorology

Read to the Royal Society on 5 and 12 December 1728

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'An attempt to solve the phaenomenon of the rise of vapours, formation of clouds and descent of rain. In a letter from Dr. J. T. Desaguliers, L L. D. F. R. S. to Dr. Rutty, R. S. Secr.'
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1729.0004
Related records in the catalogueRBO/14/91
Fellows associated with this archive
NA518Rutty; William (1687 - 1730)1687 - 1730
NA8419Desaguliers; John Theophilus (1683 - 1744); natural philosopher1683 - 1744
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