Note: Alexander Dalrymple’s Wind Scale for Mariners

By Josef Konvitz, published February 1983

Abstract

The claim that Dalrymple predated Beaufort’s wind scale is proved by evidence in the French National Archive of Dalrymple’s using the log books of the East India Company to find the ‘most eligible course to pursue out and back’.

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Filed under: Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Science & Exploration

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