Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An instrument used in determining the apparent velocity and the direction of motion of clouds. It usually consists of a horizontal mirror, with com pass-points or degrees drawn on the mirror or on the surrounding frame, together with an adjustable sighting-piece placed at various positions above the mirror. The sighting-piece serves as a fixed point for viewing the cloud-image as it moves away from the center of the mirror, upon which point the image is initially adjusted.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Meteorol.) An instrument for observing the clouds and their velocity.
- n. a measuring instrument that uses a grid for measuring the altitude, direction, and velocity of movement of clouds
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“Close by there was also a nephoscope for determining the motion of clouds.”
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