Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, Volume 15

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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 118 - 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 165 - To the extremity of each arm is fastened a thin disc of pith, white on one side and lamp-blacked on the other, the black surfaces of all the discs facing the same way. The whole is enclosed in a thin glass globe, which is then exhausted to the highest attainable point and hermetically sealed.
Page 165 - The surface on which the sun's rays here fall is known ; the quantity of mercury within the cylinder is also known ; hence we can express the effect of the sun's heat upon a given area, by stating that it is competent, in five minutes, to raise so much mercury, or so much water, so many degrees in temperature.
Page 60 - After twenty minutes' sail from Kalai, we came in sight, for the first time, of the columns of vapour, appropriately called 'smoke,' rising at a distance of five or six miles, exactly as when large tracts of grass are burned in Africa. Five columns now arose, and bending in the direction of the wind, they seemed placed against a low ridge covered with trees; the tops of the columns at this distance appeared to mingle with the clouds.
Page 169 - An aperture for admitting the beam of sunlight is placed in the centre of the rectangular side of each box so that the length of the beam within the chamber is the radius of the cylindrical surface on which it is projected ; its path therefore follows a straight line on the chart at all seasons of the year. The semi-cylinders are placed with their faces at an angle of 60 to each other.
Page 118 - It was proposed by Mr. LAUGHTON, seconded by Capt. CABORNE, and resolved : — " That the thanks of the Society be given to the Officers and other Members of the Council for their services during the past year.
Page 118 - It was proposed by Capt. TONYREE, seconded by Mr. DYASON, and resolved : — " That the thanks of the Society be given to the Officers and other Members of the Council for their services during the past year.
Page 119 - FRMS Trustees— Hon. Francis Albert Rollo Russell, MA ; Stephen William Silver, FRGS Secretaries. — George James Symons, FRS ; John William Tripe, MD, MRCPED.
Page 185 - J ft. plate is proportionally less than that upon a plate either half or double its size. The pressure upon any surface is but slightly altered by a cone or rim projecting at the back, a cone seeming to cause a slight increase, but a rim having apparently no effect. This result is of importance, since a pressure plate for permanent use should be of some material which will not warp, and if thin metal be used a rim is necessary to obtain the requisite stiffness. As might be expected, a cone in front...

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