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Annual Report

bySmithsonian Institution

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... towards equality, till about the south of Scotland the mean for May becomes the maximum for the year, and the further north the more decidedly is May the maximum, till in Iceland it exceeds the mean of any other month by the tenth of an inch. Attention was drawn to the dips in the curves of pressure for April and July. These, in all probability, are permanent features in the London curve of pressure for March, April, and July, when drawn from a long average, since the former is connected with the east winds of spring, and the latter with the great summer barometric depression, which falls to the lowest point in July in the interior of the Europo-Asiatic continent. (Nature, December 23, 1880, xxnr, p. 184.) An important work by the late J. Allan Broun has been published by E. D. Archibald, in which the author seems to conclude that heat, moisture, and the "shuffling of atmospheric strata" will not explain the semi-diurnal and other oscillations of the baroirieter. Already in 1865 the present writer had occasion verbally to express to several meteorologists and physicists in Europe his conviction" that the intricate analytical formula deduced by Ferrel in 1858-1800 would eventually be found to demonstrate these oscillations as a dynamic result of the motion of the atmosphere due to the diurnal and annual variations in the action of the sun upon it as a whole.--C. A. (Nature, xxin, p. 557.) IX.--Storms. The idea propounded by Mr. Oliver that the axis of a cyclone is inclined is no new one, and is controverted by E. D. Archibald, who also quotes Ley and Ferrel as showing that it is far more probable that the axes are inclined a little forward. (Nature, xxvi, p. 222.) Mr. Adams is preparing to communicate by telescopic signals between...
Title:Annual ReportFormat:PaperbackDimensions:396 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.81 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217681522

ISBN - 13:9780217681520