Reference numberPP/17/35/1
Previous numbersPP/49/39
TitleManuscript, 'Cloud photography conducted under the Meteorological Council at the Kew Observatory [London]' by Richard Strachey and G M [George Mathews] Whipple
CreatorWhipple; George Mathews (1842-1893); British physicist
DescriptionThe authors write: 'In 1878 the Meteorological Council decided upon undertaking a series of experiments with the view of attempting by means of photography to obtain a record of the height and velocity of the clouds, as indicating the movements of the upper parts of the atmosphere. For this purpose a plain cubical camera was constructed, with its optical axis directed to the zenith, and a number of pictures of clouds were thus obtained.'

Annotations in pencil and ink. Includes one page of graphs relating to the authors' observations.

Subject: Meteorology

Received 23 April 1891. Read 30 April 1891.

A version of this paper was published in volume 49 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Cloud photography conducted under the Meteorological Council at the Kew Observatory'.
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1890.0117
Fellows associated with this archive
NA3799Strachey; Sir; Richard (1817 - 1908)1817 - 1908
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