The Meteorological Magazine, Volumes 13-14

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H.M. Stationery Office, 1878 - Meteorology
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Page 23 - O, wad some Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as others see us!
Page 164 - Spring . . . March. April. May. Summer . . . June. July. August. Autumn . . . September. October. November. Winter . . . December. January, February.
Page 164 - ... called a governor rod, that leads to the governor. Each collar also has a projection, as a', called a trip, that lies in the same plane as the arms / and /' of the disengaging hooks. Considering now the right-hand admission valve, imagine the wristplate A to be rotating towards the left, in a direction opposite to the direction of motion of the hands of a watch; this motion will be transmitted by the rod E...
Page 38 - Cowls cause a more rapid current of air than prevails in an open pipe under similar conditions but without any cowl fitted on it. The only use of the Cowls, therefore, appears to be to exclude rain from the ventilating pipes, and as this can be done equally if not more efficiently in other and...
Page 28 - When storms from the American continent enter upon the Atlantic Ocean they generally undergo important changes in a few days, and are frequently merged in other storms which appear to originate over the ocean, so that we can seldom identify a storm in its course entirely across the Atlantic.
Page 163 - Silhet, which being but a few feet above sea level, and receiving the copious drainage of the hills that surround C-achar and Silhet, present, during the rainy season, a broad sheet of water, from which emerge a few villages built on mounds, and the low ridges locally termed tilan.
Page 56 - V, or three times the correction of the former supposition. The mean value of the radical (a) is given by an elliptic function ; but even in an extreme case among the experiments, when the ratio of the velocity of the wind to that of the anemometer is as great as 3 to 5, the error of the approximate expression V + W2/4<V amounts only to about 0-01 mile an hour, which may be quite disregarded.
Page 33 - It will be necessary to say a few words in explanation of the weather diagram which accompanies this letter.
Page 165 - Temperature of Percolation. — The temperature of percolation has not been observed. Changes of temperature in the soil must act upon the contained moisture in the same way as they do in the air above, thereby tending to cause evaporation or to produce percolation. In an abstract of more than 100,000 observations upon the temperature of the soil made in the Gardens of the Royal Botanic Society, London, 1871-1876, Mr. GJ...
Page 164 - ... is entirely abandoned, the American school of petrology, at least, no longer thinking that an igneous rock should receive different names and be assigned to two or more systematic positions on account of fortuitous circumstances of solidification. One looks with especial eagerness for the discussion of the various theories which have been advanced to account for the origin of the earth. The full discussion of the accretion or "planetissimal...

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