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 115 - ... 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 by the 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...
Page 129 - See remarks at end of the table. REMARKS.— For 1878, the maximum velocity of the wind and the No. of miles traveled were observed for October, November, December, only. For 1883, the same data are for 233 days only ; the maximum and minimum thermometer and range of temperature for 333 days.
Page 112 - Prevailing winds, south and northwest. Number of clear days, 124; fair days, 149; cloudy days, 93. Number of days on which rain or snow fell, 144. Number of times the wind blew from the north, 134; northeast. 89; east, 48; southeast, 86; south, 277; southwest, 133; west, 119; northwest, 211.
Page 87 - 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 43 - Palermo, in the years 1867, 1868, 1869,' by Rev. Father Hagen, SJ, and Edward S. Holden. The original observations had never been reduced to mean place, but being good ones and in a part of the sky where needed, we have here the anomaly of European work reduced and published in this country; and Father Hagen and Professor Holden are to be highly...
Page 114 - STATION. tory, University. From 1854 June to 1856 January, the observations were made by Prof. JW STERLING, at the North Dormitory, University. From 1856 March to 1857 January, the observations were made by Dr. A. SCHUE, at his office on Main street, city of Madison. From 1857 January to 1864 May, the observations were made by Prof. JW STERLING, at the North Dormitory and the Main Building, University. From 1869 January to 1878 October, the observations were made by Prof. WW DANIELLS, at the Main...
Page 27 - Determination of the Latitude of the Washburn Observatory by Transits of Stars over the Prime Vertical".
Page 113 - ... Review of the US Signal Office, and they are thus available to those interested. In order to obtain the greatest amount of useful information from these current monthly reports, it is necessary to compare them with the records for past years. It is for this reason that the present summary has been made. SOURCES FROM WHENCE THE DATA OF 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,...
Page 113 - ... years. It is for this reason that the present summary has been made. SOURCES FROM WHENCE THE DATA OF 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...
Page 113 - So soon as possible these trade values will be replaced by others drawn from a review of western markets. 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...

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