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Precipitaion and its Relation to the Atmospheric Electric Elements
For a long time, it has been noticed that the electrical and meteorological phenomena of precipitation are to be closely connected with the separation of the electricity of cloud and the mechanism of the maintenance of the earth's negative charge, which are the essential problems of the atmospheric electricity. And therefore, various investigations have been continued along this line over half a century; but because of the complex natures of those phenomena and besides the difficulty of the accurate measurements, we have scarcely succeeded to obtain the definite interpretation of the very question. However, it seems likely that the recent rapid progress in this field can give us some definite images of those phenomena.
In the present report, we shall attempt to review the previous worker's results and discuss some of the most interesting and important problems in this field.
Corrigenda is attached to this text.
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