H.-B. de Saussure: The First Mountain Meteorologist

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  • 1 Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research and Department of Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo. 80309
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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.

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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