Hugo Emil Hergesell
(29 May 1859 - 6 Jun 1938)
German meteorologist who was a pioneer in upper atmosphere observations. His unmanned registering balloon observations made over the Atlantic on the Prince of Monaco's yacht, Princess Alice, revealing the existence of an apparently persistent and extensive N.W. wind above the N.E. trades, were initially received with scepticism. He provided weather consulting services to Count Zeppelin for the early dirigible flights. He flew as passenger with Orville Wright (13 Sep 1909) over Berlin.
Science Quotes by Hugo Emil Hergesell (1 quote)
the icy layers of the upper atmosphere contain conundrums enough to be worthy of humanity's greatest efforts.
— Hugo Emil Hergesell
Begrüssungsworte', Fourth conference of the International Commission for Scientific Aeronautics, St. Petersberg, 1904 (1905), 28-35. Quoted in Peter Lynch, The Emergence of Numerical Weather Prediction (2006), 97.