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Sectional Committee: not stated.

Recommended for publication in Proceedings. Some of the results obtained, especially the very low values of the ratio of the rate of dissipation of negative charges to that of positive, which were observed with winds of a certain character, are remarkable. There is no apparent reason for suspecting that any mistake has been made. Recommends substituting the phrase 'conductivity of the air for positive/negative electricity' as it is ambiguous. On pages three and eleven it should be made clear that 'leakage' or 'actual leakage' mean 'insulation' leakage. Recommends the insertion of the diagrams for March 15th-16th and September 1st-2nd.

[Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 1905].

Endorsed on recto as received 8 March 1905.

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RR/16/309
Earliest possible date
07 March 1905
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Letter on paper
Page extent
2 pages
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Manuscript

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Charles Thomson Rees Wilson

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Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Referee's report by Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, on a paper 'On some continuous observations of the rate of dissipation of electric charges in the open air' by C Coleridge Farr, 07 March 1905, RR/16/309, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_16_309/referees-report-by-charles-thomson-rees-wilson-on-a-paper-on-some-continuous-observations-of-the-rate-of-dissipation-of-electric-charges-in-the-open-air-by-c-coleridge-farr, accessed on 16 April 2024

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