The Movement of Sailing Ships as a Climatological Tool

By D.W. Privett and J. R. D. Francis, published November 1959


This article describes the methodology of deriving a conclusion on the variation of the strength of the trade winds, based on a calculated average speed of sailing vessels bound from England to the West Indies in the nineteenth century, applying data within Lloyds List.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Science & Exploration

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