Asiatic Researches or Transactions of the Society Instituted in Bengal, for Inquiring Into the History and Antiquities, the Arts, Sciences, and Literature, of Asia Volume 4

Asiatic Researches or Transactions of the Society Instituted in Bengal, for Inquiring Into the History and Antiquities, the Arts, Sciences, and Literature, of Asia Volume 4

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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. 1799 edition. Excerpt: ...the standing weight and pressure of the atmosphere be what it may, is liable to the effects of a constant and regular periodical diurnal fluctuation for it will then follow that the power of each succeeding hour to raise or sink h, is liable to differ from that which went before; that the height of the Mercury, therefore, taken only at two or three stated hours of the day, cannot with propriety be assumed to represent or form a just estimate of the whole twenty-four; that calculations proceeding hitherto on such partial grounds, must necessarily include error and require adjustment, and that in future, wherever this law extends, no correct philosophical investigation connected with the nature of the atmosphere, can be carried on without giving it a place (c) f and no just prognostic formed of the weather without distinguishing those regular and constant changes from such as are only occasional and temporary. i (b) As far as I can judge from the following extract from FatherCoTTE's Memoir on the prevailing winds, &c. &c. which I have just met with in the Edinburgh Magasine for March fhere seems to be great reason to believe, that similar fluctuations take place in the Mercury, to the different latitude of Ewaft; and that they are not entirely confined to tbe regions under the equator, u Tbe Mercury is generally a link lower about two o'clock in the afternoon than at any other time of the day; and it is highest towards eight o'clock at night. I would compare ' this fact without pretending to draw any consequences from it, with the phenomenon of the "magnetic needle, the greatest variation of which from north towards west takes place about two or three in the afternoon, and the least about eight o'clockin the...show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236572572
  • 9781236572578