Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, Volume 25 (Google eBook)

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Royal Meteorological Society., 1899 - Meteorolgy
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Phenological report contained in vols. 3-71, issued as a supplement to vols. 73-74, missing from vols. 56-58, 60-62.
  

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Page 128 - ... the taking of such meteorological observations as may be necessary to establish and record the climatic conditions of the United States or as are essential for the proper execution of the foregoing duties.
Page 124 - War be, and he hereby is, authorized and required to provide for taking meteorological observations at the military stations in the interior of the continent, and at other points in the States and Territories of the United States, and for giving notice on the northern lakes and on the sea-coast, by magnetic telegraph and marine signals, of the approach and force of storms.
Page 229 - Assistant Physician to the Hospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest, Brompton ; Lecturer on Materia Medica at the Charing Cross School of Medicine and Assistant Physician to the Hospital Sm.
Page 177 - Chair during the past year, and for his Address, and that he be requested to allow it to be printed in the Quarterly Journal of the Society.
Page 125 - The Chief of the Weather Bureau, under the direction of the Secretary of Agriculture, on and after July first, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, shall have charge of the forecasting of weather, the issue of storm warnings, the display of weather and flood signals for the benefit of agriculture, commerce, and navigation, the gauging and reporting of rivers, the maintenance and operation of seacoast telegraph lines and the collection and transmission of marine intelligence for the benefit of commerce...
Page 180 - Majesty to inquire into the subject of weights and measures, that a cubic inch of distilled water weighed in air by brass weights at the temperature of 62 degrees of Fahrenheit's thermometer, the barometer being at 30 inches, is equal to 252 grains, and 456 thousandth parts of a grain...
Page 37 - Thus the three different ways in which the question has been investigated give the same answer, namely, that the winter temperature at a place in Western Europe has no connection with the height of the barometer at that place, and that in winter it is just as likely to be cold when the barometer is below the average as when it is above the average.
Page 92 - Fitz-Roy's work and added a new branch Land Meteorology. Gen. Sir E. Sabine was the first Chairman of the Committee, and Mr RH Scott was appointed Director of the Office. In 1877 the Office was reconstituted, and placed under the management of a Council, nominated by the Royal Society. In 1905 the constitution was again altered, Dr WN Shaw was appointed Director, and the administration of the Parliamentary Grant was entrusted to a Committee appointed by the .Treasury, with the Director as Chairman....
Page 306 - With the south-westerly winds comes the drift current, and the temperature of the water is higher than that of the air, because both are moving northward, and the specific heat of the water is the greater ; but the warmth of the air and of the water are both the result of the prevailing direction of the wind.
Page 125 - Agriculture, has charge of the forecasting of weather; the issue of storm warnings; the display of weather and flood signals for the benefit of agriculture, commerce, and navigation; the gaging and reporting of rivers; the maintenance and operation of seacoast telegraph lines, and the collection and transmission of marine intelligence for the benefit of commerce and navigation; the reporting of temperature and rainfall conditions for the cotton...

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