XIII.—On the Solid and Liquid Particles in Clouds

John Aitken
1892 Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh  
Towards the end of May of this year I made my third visit to the Rigi Kulm, for the purpose of continuing my observations on the amount of dust in the atmosphere and other meteorological phenomena. It was with a feeling of no little satisfaction that I found myself at that elevated situation during broken weather, and under conditions very different from any previously experienced by me. On this occasion I had come in the hope of finding opportunities for making some observations on the
more » ... ions on the conditions existing in clouds, in addition to the usual dust observations, and had brought with me the small instrument for observing the water particles in a fog, described in a previous communication to this Society. As the weather continued to be variable during the week of my visit, I was fortunate enough to succeed in making a number of interesting observations on the water particles in clouds, and also of comparing the conditions in clouds at this elevated situation with those previously observed in fogs at a low level.Before giving the results of my observations on the water particles, it may be desirable to make a few remarks on the solid or dust particles. When making the ordinary dust observations this year, it was frequently noticed that, when surrounded by clouds, the number of particles varied greatly at short intervals of time.
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