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In order, then, to effect an ascent, I give the gas a temperature superior to the temperature of the surrounding air by means of my cylinder.
The descent, of course, is effected by lowering the heat of the cylinder, and letting the temperature abate.
The balloon always retains the same quantity of hydrogen, and the variations of temperature that I produce in the midst of this shut-up gas are, of themselves, sufficient to provide for all these ascending and descending movements.
A calorifere to produce the changes of temperature, and a cylinder to generate the heat, are neither inconvenient nor heavy.
My means of ascent and descent consist simply in dilating or contracting the gas that is in the balloon by the application of different temperatures, and here is the method of obtaining that result.
Yes, I'm thinking of it," I answered; "but what difference will it make when our air supply is exhausted whether the temperature is 153 degrees or 153,000?
At one hundred miles the temperature had DROPPED TO 152 1/2 DEGREES
At the depth of two hundred and forty miles our nostrils were assailed by almost overpowering ammonia fumes, and the temperature had dropped to TEN BELOW ZERO
At four hundred miles the temperature had reached 153 degrees.
One hundred and fifty-three degrees had been the maximum temperature above the ice stratum.
Only men of iron kept the trail at such low temperatures, and Kama and Daylight were picked men of their races.
They necessarily consumed a certain quantity of gas, for they were obliged to keep the producing substance at a temperature of above 400@.