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Those who have been watching Last Exile will know about the Grand Stream, an area of intensely strong winds that appears to be above the normal airspace used by airships in that world. Today, I got my New Scientist and in the 'In brief' section, there's an article about research into an ignored part of the atmosphere (dubbed the 'ignorosphere' because so little work's been done on it). It's between 90 and 120km above the Earth, too high for balloons and too low for satellites, according to the article. Using water vapour from rocket trails, it's been found that the wind speeds average around 50 metres per second, which is far faster than expected.

Coincidence?  ^.^

- Sun Kitten, 5th September '03

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