Proceedings of the British Meteorological Society, Volume 1

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Page 127 - ... in a direction contrary to the motion of the hands of a watch, with — and be this particularly noted — a constant tendency to turn inwards towards the centre of lowest barometer.
Page 248 - Mr. Coxwell in the ring. When I shook my body I seemed to have full power over the muscles of the back, and...
Page 247 - I then tried to shake myself, and succeeded in shaking my body. I seemed to have no limbs. I then looked at the barometer, and whilst doing so my head fell on my left shoulder.
Page 238 - ... bulbs at different elevations, as high as possible, but particularly up to those heights where man may be resident, or where troops may be located, as in the high lands and plains of India, with the view of ascertaining what confidence may be placed in the use of the dry and wet bulb thermometers at those elevations by comparison with...
Page 390 - Minute of the Lords of the Committee of the Privy Council for Trade, on the Report of the Commissioners for inquiring into the Gauge of Railways, June 6, 1846.
Page 247 - In looking at the barometer my head fell over my left shoulder; I struggled and shook my body again, but could not move my arms. Getting my head upright for an instant only, it fell on my right shoulder; then I fell backwards, my back resting against the side of the car and my head on its edge.
Page 238 - Regnault's hygrometers, and also to compare the results as found by the two hygrometers together ; to collect air at different elevations ; to note the height and kind of clouds, their density and thickness, at different elevations ; to determine the rate and direction of different currents in the atmosphere, if possible ; to make observations on sound ; to note atmospherical phenomena in general, and to make general observations.
Page 127 - ... 5. Great storms of rain and snow are accompanied by a depression of the barometer near the centre of the storm, and a rise of the barometer near the margin; but this rise is not generally uniform along the entire margin. 6. The depression of the barometer at the centre of a storm sometimes amounts to more than an inch below the mean height; and the rise along some portion of the margin sometimes amounts to more than an inch above the mean height. 7. Winter storms commence gradually, and generally...
Page 247 - It commenced at three minutes past one pm, the temperature of the air being 59, and the dew-point 48. At the height of one mile the temperature was 41 and the dew-point 38.
Page 247 - I struggled and shook my body again, but could not move my arms. I got my head upright, but for an instant only, when it fell on my right shoulder, and then I fell backwards, my back resting against the side of the car, and my head on its edge; in this position my eyes were directed towards Mr.

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