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Explorations: Exploring the Upper Air

Jeffrey Rosenfeld explains in his book, Eye of the Storm, Inside the World’s Deadliest Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and Blizzards (New York: Plenum Trade, 1999) that until the nineteenth century “altitude was a nearly meaningless dimension” to scientists interested in the atmosphere (74). Rosenfeld tells the story of how this started to change with the 1783 flight of the Montgolfer brothers and flights by balloonists later that century and into the nineteenth century (74–82).

Other sources include:

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The AMS Weather Book:The Ultimate Guide to America’s Weather
Jack Williams
With Forewords by Rick Anthes and Stephanie Abrams
©2009, 368 pages, 140 color plates, 70 halftones 8-1/2 x 10-7/8
Cloth $35.00 ISBN: 9780226898988

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