When Victorian Scientists Went Up in the Air

Furthering the study of meteorology in the Victorian era was a struggle for scientists as the credibility of their proposed method - using a hot air balloon - had been plagued with such stigma that doing so would risk their reputation in the scientific community, not to mention getting scoffed at by spectators. It was an interesting idea but the method itself had to face certain challenges that would prove difficult to gather empirical evidence. Read more on Jstor.

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