Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor Comment on "Observations of Tropical Stratospheric Winds before World War 11" Reply Comment on "Observations Tropics circa 1910 as reported by A. Schmauss and of Tropical Stratospheric Winds Teisserenc de Bort. Although archival collections with original obser- before Worl d Wa r II" vations may be difficult to locate, original reports of A quick search of two readily available bibliogra- early stratospheric ascents in the Tropics are available phies of meteorology reveals a wealth of sources on in the standard literature and are readily accessible by upper-level winds in the Tropics published in the late bibliographic tools. In identifying sources and inter- nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Interna- preting the results, the history of science may have tional Bibliography of Meteorology (Fleming and something to contribute to current scientific questions. Goodman 1994) and the International Catalog of Sci- entific Literature (Royal Society of London 1968) both References have numerous references that should prove useful (or Fleming, J. R., and R. E. Goodman, Eds., 1994: International Bib- at least interesting) to modern quasi-biennial oscilla- liography of Meteorology: From the Beginning of Printing to tion (QBO) researchers. Promising leads include, for 1889. Diane Publishing Co. example, R. Abercrombie, "Upper Wind http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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American Meteorological Society
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Copyright © American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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10.1175/1520-0477-80.3.473
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Comment on "Observations of Tropical Stratospheric Winds before World War 11" Reply Comment on "Observations Tropics circa 1910 as reported by A. Schmauss and of Tropical Stratospheric Winds Teisserenc de Bort. Although archival collections with original obser- before Worl d Wa r II" vations may be difficult to locate, original reports of A quick search of two readily available bibliogra- early stratospheric ascents in the Tropics are available phies of meteorology reveals a wealth of sources on in the standard literature and are readily accessible by upper-level winds in the Tropics published in the late bibliographic tools. In identifying sources and inter- nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Interna- preting the results, the history of science may have tional Bibliography of Meteorology (Fleming and something to contribute to current scientific questions. Goodman 1994) and the International Catalog of Sci- entific Literature (Royal Society of London 1968) both References have numerous references that should prove useful (or Fleming, J. R., and R. E. Goodman, Eds., 1994: International Bib- at least interesting) to modern quasi-biennial oscilla- liography of Meteorology: From the Beginning of Printing to tion (QBO) researchers. Promising leads include, for 1889. Diane Publishing Co. example, R. Abercrombie, "Upper Wind

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Published: Mar 1, 1999

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