The Law of Storms Considered Practically; Illustrated with Numerous Woodcuts

The Law of Storms Considered Practically; Illustrated with Numerous Woodcuts

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...still, with the wind anywhere between North and East, make as much Easting as possible, and not, as recommended in 1863, run to the S. W.-ward., for we now know the N.E.-ly and Easterly winds often, if not always, blow towards the centre. "(7.) Storms do not always curve to the Southward and S.E.-ward, and those that do so seldom proceed far in those directions. But if it was found that a storm was travelling to South or S.E., a vessel with the wind from E.S.E. to South should hold to the Westward. "It may be proper to remark that the modifications above mentioned, as to the form of cyclones, do not very materially affect the general theory of revolving storms, as established by Redfield and Reed in America and the West Indies, and by Piddington and Thom in Calcutta and Mauritius, although, I think, they deserve the attention of all interested in navigation. They are, in some measure, a compromise between Prof. Espy's views and those of the advocates of the circular theory. "The forms given in Fig. 22, p. 67, and Fig. 23, p. 71, apply to storms when fully developed, and before they begin to break up. These storms are usually generated between an Easterly and Westerly current of air, and cease between a Northerly and Southerly current, so that at their commencement they are flattened on their Northern and Southern sides, and towards their close on their Western and Eastern sides." Such are the conclusions at which Mr. Mkldrum has arrived as to the form of cyclones in the southern hemisphere. But no less important, and much to the same effect, are the results of later observations made in the Bay of Bengal, as shown by the Official Reports of Prof. W. G. Willson, of the Meteorological Department of the Bengal Government, on the...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236490681
  • 9781236490681