Publications of the Washburn Observatory of the University of Wisconsin, Volume 3

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Washburn Observatory, University of Wisconsin, 1885 - Astronomy
 

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Page 121 - Results of Meteorological Observations made under the Direction of the United States Patent Office and the Smithsonian Institution, from the year 1854 to 1859, inclusive, being a Report of the Commissioner of Patents made at the first session of the 36th Congress.
Page 123 - ... anemometer at the hours 7, 2, 9. During the rest of the series, it is the highest velocity of the 24 hours as read from the anemometer sheets. Table I gives the mean monthly barometer at 32; mean monthly temperature, Fahr.; maximum and minimum recorded temperature for the month; the range of temperature for the month, which is the difference of the maximum and minimum temperatures; the rainfall for the month; the mean monthly relative humidity; the number of days on which rain or snow fell...
Page 85 - VI. @A LIST OF 437 SOUTHERN STARS FOR 1850.0 DERIVED FROM WASHINGTON TRANSIT CIRCLE OBSERVATIONS, AND COMPARED WITH OBSERVATIONS AT THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, CORDOBA AND WITH YARNALL'S CATALOGUE.
Page 122 - ... means and sums. Up to October, 1879, the maximum and minimum temperatures given, were simply the highest and lowest readings of the thermometer at the regular hours of observation, viz.: 7 AM, 2 PM, and 9 PM After that date they are read from self-recording instruments. Up to October, 1879, the maximum velocity of the wind is simply the greatest velocity recorded (estimated) by the observer at the hours 7, 2, 9. The maximum velocity during May, June, July, 1883, is the greatest velocity recorded...
Page 25 - Determination of the Latitude of the Washburn Observatory by Transits of Stars over the Prime Vertical".
Page 121 - ... year 1854 to 1859 inclusive, Vol. I; 1869 January to 1878 October, from manuscript records, supplemented by the annual reports of Prof. WW DANIELLS to the Regents of the University; 1878 October to 1883 April, from manuscript records of the US Signal Service Station, at Madison; 1883 April to 1884 January, from manuscript records of observations taken at the Washburn Observatory. OBSERVERS AND PLACES OF OBSERVATION. From 1853 January to 1854 June, the observations were made by Prof. JH CARPENTER...
Page 121 - SUMMARY OF METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN, AT MADISON, DURING THE PERIOD 1853-1883. FURNISHED BY THE WASHBURN OBSERVATORY. The Washburn observatory takes regular meteorological observations, three times daily, for the purpose of continuing the valuable records which have been kept at the University of Wisconsin since 1853. The results of each month's observations are regularly published in various papers in Wisconsin, as well as in the Monthly Weather Review of the US Signal Office, and they are...
Page 121 - ... to 1864 June from the manuscript records, supplemented by the observations given in Results of Meteorological Observations made under the US Patent Office and the Smithsonian Institution from the year 1854 to 1859 inclusive, Vol. I; 1869 January to 1878 October, from manuscript records, supplemented by the annual reports of Prof. WW DANIELLS to the Regents of the University; 1878 October to 1883 April, from manuscript records of the US Signal Service Station, at Madison; 1883 April to 1884 January,...
Page 121 - THE FOLLOWING TABLES ARE DERIVED. All the observations were made tri-daily, at 7 AM, 2 PM and 9 PM Many of the original records are now at the observatory. Some, however, have been lost. The tables are made up as follows: 1853 January to 1864 June from the manuscript records, supplemented by the observations given in Results of Meteorological Observations made under the US Patent Office and the Smithsonian Institution from the year 1854 to 1859 inclusive. Vol. I; 1869 January to 1878 October...
Page 1 - Observatory, with the help of an appropriation from the Bache Fund of the National Academy of Sciences.

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