Electric Meteorology. [18 Listed and 11 Unlisted Papers and Pamphlets Publ. 1840-1889]

Electric Meteorology. [18 Listed and 11 Unlisted Papers and Pamphlets Publ. 1840-1889]

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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. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...and thus the signs of the commencement and approach of such a storm might be ascertained and made known. I am not aware of any previous proposition from the publication of such maps, but, at the present time, weather maps of an elaborate character are published three times daily by the American Government, and these have already led to important results as regards the knowledge of the cause of storms and other Meteorological phenomena, and in affording the agriculturists of the United States the means for a foreknowledge of coming storms and other Meteorological changes. In 1855 and 1858,1 submitted two papers to the Ashmolean Society on the singular effects of lightning on St. Ebbe's Church, Oxford, and on a farm-house and out-buildings near Kidlington, Oxon. Of these papers I gave some details in my Essay on the Cause of Rain, 1859. In 1856 I-submitted a paper to the Ashmolean Society on a destructive storm which occurred on September 22 of that year. It commenced near to, and passed over a part of Glastonbury, from whence it was traceable to Oxford, where it passed between Summertown and the lladcliffe Observatory; the effects, as shown by the photographic registration at the latter, strongly supporting the theory on the cause of storms advanced in my first paper, i.e. that they result from the rarefaction of the air on the fall of excessive rain and the escape of its electricity. Of this paper I also gave some details in my Essay on the Cause of Rain. In 1859, as about twenty years had elapsed since the publication of my first crude paper on the cause of rain, I was desirous of publishing a more complete work on the subject; as during that period I had acquired a knowledge on points previously unknown to me; but I could ill afford the risk of...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236492633
  • 9781236492630