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Dines writes: 'In accordance with a plan suggested in a memorandum drawn up by Professor Darwin, I have made the following experiments upon this subject, using for the purpose the large whirling machine of 56 feet diameter erected at Hersham. The apparatus was made by Mr Munro, and the general arrangement is shown in figs. 1, 2, and 3.'

Annotations in pencil and ink. Includes three pages of diagrams.

Subject: Meteorology

Received 12 June 1890. Read 19 June 1890.

A version of this paper was published in volume 48 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On wind pressure upon an inclined surface'.

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    Dates: 1882 - 1894

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