jeudi, 21 juillet 2005
Qui était Maurice de Tastes?
Toi qui donnes ton nom à une longue rue de Sainte-Radegonde, qui étais-tu?
Un météorologue injustement tombé dans l'oubli, à en croire un article anglais de 1915, dont j'ai extrait le passage ci-après:
The consideration of these atmospheric circuits which constitute the general circulation of the atmosphere is due to a French scientist Maurice de Tastes, whose work has been overlooked, and whose name is not even mentioned in certain treatises on meteorology. This conception more-over did not pretend to give details but only a general impression of the atmospheric circulation. The complete theory, which would enable us to predict, with all their most detailed circumstances, every meteorological phenomena without exception, has yet to be attained, but the outline given by Maurice de Tastes will none the less remain as the first exact general representation of the movements with which the air enveloping us is endowed.