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 137 - 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 123 - ... 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 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 120 - 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 137 - The mean highest and lowest temperature, the range, and the maximum velocity and number of miles traveled by the wind, relate only to the years 1879-1884. Mean yearly barometer . (inches.) Mean yearly temperature. Highest temperature of the year. Lowest temperature of the year. Range of temperature for the
Page 85 - 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 25 - Determination of the Latitude of the Washburn Observatory by Transits of Stars over the Prime Vertical".
Page 122 - ... Block, city of Madison. From 1883 May to 1883 August, the observations were made by Mr. JC OFFICER at the North Dormitory, University. From 1883 August to 1883 December, the observations were made by Mr. JOHN TATLOCK and Mr. GW BROWN, at the Washburn Observatory. NOTES ON THE OBSERVATIONS. Beside the special remarks to each table, the following general facts should be noted: In all cases where the observations were made for a portion of a month only, the rainfall, the number of days on which...
Page 41 - Palermo, in the years 1867, 1868, 1869,' by Rev. Father Hagen. S J., 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...
Page 121 - 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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