Reference numberRR/69/288
TitleReferee's report by Lewis Fry Richardson, on a paper 'The aerodynamic drag of the earth’s surface and the value of von Karman’s constant in the lower atmosphere' by Percival Albert Sheppard
Date21 March 1946
DescriptionSectional committee: Physics

Recommended for publication in Proceedings. The theoretical part is mainly quotations but this makes the paper more readable. The author has attempted a worthwhile experiment, although a better piece of apparatus should have been used. The author's assumptions about the oil could be 'disasterous'. The author should explain how he obtains the numerical values . There are some 'slipd of the pen' that should be fixed. The words on the drawings should be more obviously marked.

[Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 1947].

Date received not given.
Physical descriptionStandardised form (type E) and attached note on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspa.1947.0005
Related records in the catalogueRR/69/287
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8012Richardson; Lewis Fry (1881 - 1953)1881 - 1953
NA3528Sheppard; Percival Albert (1907 - 1977)1907 - 1977
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