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 126 - ... 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 225 - 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 173 - 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 45 - ... respectively to the diurnal and semidiurnal terms of the thermal influence are investigated, it will probably be found that the period of free oscillation of the former agrees much less nearly with 24 hours than does that of the latter with 12 hours; and that therefore, with comparatively small magnitudes of the tidegenerating force, the resulting tide is greater in the semidiurnal term than in the diurnal.
Page 43 - The cause of the semidiurnal variation of barometric pressure cannot be the gravitational tide-generating influence of the sun, because, if it were, there would be a much larger lunar influence of the same kind, while in reality the lunar barometric tide is insensible or nearly so. It seems therefore certain that the semidiurnal variation of the barometer is due to temperature.
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 90 - 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 302 - 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 - ... collection and transmission of marine intelligence for the benefit of commerce and navigation...

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