Nice nerdy article by a rocket scientist.
Sounds very plausible what he is saying, but as someone who makes a living doing applied research I can only say: back up these experimental data with proof from the field.
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Originally Posted by Pedro DelgadoOriginally Posted by Matt79
Yeah, I read it. Agreed with Steulen, and I think it's very odd that he doesn't mention clouds or humidity at all - just look at Saj Mahmood's finest hour in Test cricket to see the effect of that!
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Originally Posted by Adolf Grünbaum
That's kind of a given though. With a humid atmosphere, you've got denser air, resulting in more air passing over the surface off the ball, giving higher pressure differences and therefore more swing.Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes
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Humid air is actually less denser than dry air. IIRR, there has been no direct correlation found between humidity and amount of swing in the experimental studies thus far!Originally Posted by Sir Redman
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