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Identifier: smithsonianmisce691921smit
Title: Smithsonian miscellaneous collections
Year: 1862 (1860s)
Authors: Smithsonian Institution
Subjects: Science
Publisher: Washington : Smithsonian Institution
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Smithsonian Libraries

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CITY OF WASHINGTON PUBLISHED BY THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION 1919 Z§t £or& Q&attimovt (prcea BALTIMORE, MD., C. 8. A. THE REFLECTING POWER OF CLOUDSBy L. B. ALDRICI1 INTRODUCTION In the spring of 1918, the War Department established an observation balloon school at Arcadia, California. ()n clear days the balloonsof this school are in full view from the Smithsonian ( observing Station on Mt. Wilson. The valley to the south and west of :\lt. Wilsonis often filled in the early morning with dense fog, and from themountain-top one looks down upon a surface of white, billowy cloudsremarkably level and unbroken as a whole. Usually after severalhours the fog is dissipated, but on rare occasions it lasts until noonor later. From this combination of circumstances it appeared evidentthat one of these observation balloons sent up through such a fogsea offered an unusual opportunity for determining the reflectingpower of a cloud surface practically filling a hemisphere of soli.Iangle. The

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