Dissertation sur les causes et les variations des vents : qui a remporté le prix à l'Académie royale des belles lettres, sciences et arts, pour l'année 1730


Nicolas Sarrabat
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Sarrabat (1698-1737), a Jesuit, was royal professor of mathematics at Marseille. In this prizewinning work, the author stated that winds are caused by the action of the sun's heat on the atmosphere. He went on to describe the differing wind patterns in the Mediterranean, the norgh and south Atlantic, and the Indian Ocean.