Observations on a current that often prevails to the westward of Scilly; endangering the safety of ships that approach the British Channel


James Rennell
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Rennell, the noted geographer, was an early student of winds and currents. He explained here, for the first time, the causes of the occasional northerly set to the southward of the Scilly Islands, which has since been known as "Rennell's Current."