The investigations of de Saussure on altitudinal effects on meteorological elements in the Alps during the 1780s are discussed. His ideas on the cause of cold in mountains and his attempts to determine evaporation and atmospheric transparency are especially notable and little known in comparison with the recognition of his contributions to developments in hygrometry.
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Research Article| 1 June 1978
H.-B. de Saussure: The First Mountain Meteorologist
Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. (1978) 59 (6): 702–705.
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Barry, R. G., 1978: H.-B. de Saussure: The First Mountain Meteorologist. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 59, 702–705, https://doi.org/10.1175/1520-0477(1978)059<0702:HBDSTF>2.0.CO;2.
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