Hand book of physical geography by Keith JohnstonHand book of physical geography by Keith Johnston

Hand book of physical geography

byKeith Johnston

Paperback | May 14, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 Excerpt: ...off the south-east of the peninsula, increasing to 14 miles and 30 miles4 at some seasons in Behring Strait. The cold current of the American coast is generally stronger and of a lower temperature than we should expect to find if it were solely caused by the North Pacific Drift in continuation of the Japan Current, so that it seems probable that it is partly formed in autumn 1 Montravel, Annales Hydrographiques, 1857. 2 Naut. Mag. 1859. 'Tessan. 4 Kotzebue. and winter at least, by water flowing south into the Pacific through Behring Strait. Its rate is oh an average 16 miles a day off San Francisco, and 14 miles on the South Californian coast, greater next the shore. The average maiimum temperature of the Japan Current is 86,1 and the difference of its temperature from that of the ocean due to latitude is 12 Fahr. From its deep blue colour, as compared with the surrounding ocean, it has been called 'Kuro Siwo,' or the Black Stream, by the Japanese. Its temperature gradually decreases to the eastward; on the Kamtchatka coast it was found to be 50, and off San Francisco 60. The cold current of the American coast increases rapidly in temperature as it moves to the southward, having been found to be 57 in 37 N., 59 in 30 N., and 72 Fahr. in 22 N. latitude. The currents of the South Pacific have a very close analogy to those of the South Atlantic. The Antarctic Drift, South Pacific, which gives rise to the South Atlantic Current off the African coast, causes a similar cold current where it reaches the west coast of South America. On meeting the South American coast, the great mass of cold water moving to the eastnorth-east is divided in about 45 S. latitude. One branch of it seems to be sucked backwards from this into the current which flows round Cape Horn; and...
Title:Hand book of physical geographyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:May 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217217028

ISBN - 13:9780217217026