Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, Volume 24

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Royal Meteorological Society., 1898 - Meteorology
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Phenological report contained in v. 3-71, issued as a supplement to v. 73-74, missing from vols. 56-58, 60-62.

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Page 50 - I have had the honour to lay before the Queen the loyal and dutiful Address of the President...
Page 160 - 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 265 - ... per cent — and the motion of the upper clouds from the north.west, point to the fact that the south pole is covered by what may be regarded practically as a great permanent anticyclone, more extensive in the winter months than in the summer. Nothing more appalling than these frightful winds, accompanied by tons of drift-snow from the mountains above, can be imagined.
Page 264 - The mean pressure seems to be less than 29 ins., which is much lower than in similar latitudes in the northern hemisphere. Some meteorologists hold that this vast cyclonic system and low-pressure area continues south as far as the pole, the more southerly parts being traversed by secondary cyclones. There are, however...
Page 248 - Hill, using an electrometer,5 and in 1891 and 1892 he measured, simultaneously, the electric potential at the base of Blue Hill, on the hill, and with kites as collectors, several hundred feet above the hilltop. About the same time L. Weber in Breslau, Germany, made a more extended use of kites to collect atmospheric electricity.6 To William A.
Page 81 - Meteorological Instruments in use in 1837 and in 1897." By the kind permission of the President and Council of the Institution of Civil Engineers, this was held in the Library of the Institution from March 16 to 19, both inclusive. The exhibits of instruments representing those in use in 1837 were twenty-nine, and those of modern date one hundred and sixteen, while numerous diagrams and photographs were also shown. On March 17, at the desire of the Council, Mr.
Page 160 - It was proposed by Dr. II. R. MILL, seconded by Mr. FJ BRODIE, and resolved : " That the thanks of the Society be given to the Standing Committees and to the Auditors, and that the Committees be requested to continue their duties till the next Council Meeting.
Page 253 - From the length of wire and its angular elevation the, height of the meteorograph can be calculated, it having been found that the sag of the wire, or its deviation either in a vertical or a horizontal plane from the straight line joining kite and reel, does not cause an error exceeding 3 per cent in the height so computed.
Page 266 - Illustrative Cloud Forms for the Guidance of Observers In the Classification of Clouds — U. S.
Page 161 - for the services he has rendered to the United Kingdom by affording to engineers engaged in the water-supply and the sewage of towns a trustworthy basis for their work, by establishing and carrying on during nearly forty years systematic observations (now at over 3000 stations) of the rainfall of the British Isles, and by recording, tabulating, and graphically indicating the results of these observations in the annual volumes published by himself.

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