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The end of weather shooting

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Several times I got in the past two years inquiries on the progress and results of weather shooting. Because recently these were repeated, I will answer them below. I will begin from the state of the art at the time of the international conference of experts on weather shooting at Graz in 1902.

By JON WIERINGA

 

Several times I got in the past two years inquiries on the progress and results of weather shooting. Because recently these were repeated, I will answer them below. I will begin from the state of the art at the time of the international conference of experts on weather shooting at Graz in 1902. On this I have reported at length in the Appendix of the report on this conference (see Annual Report over 1902 of the Royal Central Meteorological Institute in Vienna) and have stated the main result of this conference as follows: "The first result of the expert conference in Graz is that in the opinion of the experts the effectivity of weather shooting is not only dubious -- as voiced by a serious majority of expert opinions -- but, when all conditions and reservations of the opinions are considered, looks very dubious, even improbable." After this decisive important conference of experts in July 1902, further proof has been looked for by execution of orderly correct shooting, as in particular is done at official shooting locations. >> More

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