Collected

Scientific papers

of John Aitken, LL.D., F.R.S.

These are scans of the book 'Collected Scientific papers of John Aitken, LL.D., F.R.S., edited for the Royal Society of Edinburgh (with introductory memoir)', Cambridge University Press, 1923.

As these are of considerable scientific interest even today, I decided to put them for public use.

To my knowledge, the copyright of these papers are already long expired (John Aitken passed away in 1919, and the writer of the foreword, C.G. Knott in 1924).

Many thanks to Magdalena Brus for actually scanning the book!

Ari Asmi, University of Helsinki

  1. Melting And Regelation Of Ice , Nature , VI, 1872
  2. Glacier Motion, Nature , VII, 1873
  3. On Boiling, Condensing, Freezing, And Melting , Transactions of Royal Scottish Society of Arts , IX, 1874
  4. Experiments Illustrating Rigidity Produced By Centrifugal Force, Proceedings of Royal Society of Edinburgh , IX, 1875 (also Phil. Soc. Glasgow, X, 1876 and Phil. Mag, V, 1878)
  5. On Ocean Circulation, Proceedings of Royal Society of Edinburgh , IX, 1876
  6. On The Distribution Of Temperature Under The Ice In Frozen Lakes, Proceedings of Royal Society of Edinburgh , X, 1879
  7. On Dust, Fogs And Clouds, Proceedings of Royal Society of Edinburgh , XI, 1880 and Transactions of Royal Society of Edinburgh , XXX, 1880
  8. Dust, Fogs And Clouds, Nature , XXIII, 1881
  9. On The Colour Of The Mediterranean And Other Waters, Proceedings of Royal Society of Edinburgh , XI, 1881
  10. On The Effect Of Oil On A Stormy Sea, Proceedings of Royal Society of Edinburgh , XII, 1883
  11. On The Formation Of Small Clear Spaces In Dusty Air, Transactions of Royal Society of Edinburgh , XXXII, 1884 , Proceedings of Royal Society of Edinburgh , XII, 1884 and Nature , XXIX, 1884
  12. Chromomictors, Proceedings of Royal Society of Edinburgh , XIII, 1885
  13. Note On Hoar-Frost, Proceedings of Royal Society of Edinburgh , XIV, 1887
  14. Second Note On The Remarkable Sunsets, Proceedings of Royal Society of Edinburgh , XII, 1884
  15. On Dew, Transactions of Royal Society of Edinburgh , XXXIII, 1885 , Proceedings of Royal Society of Edinburgh , XIII, 1885, and Nature , XXXIII, 1885
  16. On The Number Of Dust Particles In The Atmosphere, Transactions of Royal Society of Edinburgh , XXXV, 1888 and Nature , XXXVII, 1888
  17. On Improvements In The Apparatus For Counting The Dust Particles In The Atmosphere, Proceedings of Royal Society of Edinburgh , XVI, 1889 and Nature , XXXIX, 1889
  18. On A Simple Pocket Dust-Counter, Proceedings of Royal Society of Edinburgh , XVIII, 1890
  19. On The Solid And Liquid Particles In Clouds, Transactions of Royal Society of Edinburgh , XXXVI, 1891 and Nature , XLIV, 1891
  20. On Some Phenomena Connected With Cloudy Condensation, Proceedings of Royal Society of London , LI, 1892 and Nature , XLVI, 1892
  21. On Some Observations Made Without A Dust-Counter On The Hazing Effect Of Atmospheric Dust, Proceedings of Royal Society of Edinburgh , XX, 1893
  22. Breath Figures, Proceedings of Royal Society of Edinburgh , XX, 1893 and Nature , XLVIII, 1893
  23. On The Number Of Dust Particles In The Atmosphere Of Certain Places In Great Britain And On The Continent, Part I , Proceedings of Royal Society of Edinburgh , XVII, 1890 and Nature , XLI, 1890
  24. On The Number Of Dust Particles In The Atmosphere Of Certain Places In Great Britain And On The Continent, Part II, Proceedings of Royal Society of Edinburgh , XXXVIII, 1892 and Nature , XLV, 1892
  25. On The Number Of Dust Particles In The Atmosphere Of Certain Places In Great Britain And On The Continent, Part III, Proceedings of Royal Society of Edinburgh , XXXVII, 1894 and Nature , XLIX, 1894
  26. Notes On Clouds, Proceedings of Royal Society of Edinburgh , XXI, 1896, and Nature , LIV, 1896
  27. Notes On The Dynamics Of Cyclones And Anticyclones, Transactions of Royal Society of Edinburgh , XL, 1900 and Nature , LXI, LXII, LXIII, 1900-1901
  28. The Dynamics Of Cyclones And Anticyclones, Proceedings of Royal Society of Edinburgh , XXXVI, 1915
  29. Revolving Fluid In The Atmosphere, Proceedings of Royal Society of London, Series A, , 94, 1917 and Nature , C, 1917
  30. On The Formation Of Definite Figures By The Deposition Of Dust, Philosophical Transactions, Series A, , 201, 1903
  31. On A Simple Radioscope And A Radiometer For Showing And Measuring Radioactivity, Proceedings of Royal Society of Edinburgh , XXIX, 1909 and Nature , LXXX, 1909
  32. On Some Nuclei Of Cloudy Condensation (Part II), Proceedings of Royal Society of Edinburgh , XXXI, 1911 and Nature , LXXXVII, 1911
  33. The Sun As A Fog Producer, Proceedings of Royal Society of Edinburgh , XXXII, 1912 and Nature , LXXXIX, 1912
  34. Radiation Temperatures, Journal of Scottish Meteorological Society , XV, 1911
  35. On Some Nuclei Of Cloudy Condensation (Part III), Proceedings of Royal Society of Edinburgh , XXXVII, 1917 and Nature , XCIX, 1917 (also Vol C)
  36. Colour Sensation, Nature , XCV, 1915
  37. Ground-Ice, Journal of Scottish Meteorological Society , XVIII, 1918 and, Nature , C, 1918
  38. Thermometer Screens, Proceedings of Royal Society of Edinburgh , XL, 1921 and Nature , CVI, 1921