Nature Volume 4

Nature 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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ... The hot water pours, not entirely from the Strait of Florida, but partly from the Strait and partly in a more diffused current outside the islands, with a decided, though slight, north-easterly impulse on account of its great initial velocity. The North Atlantic is with the Arctic Sea a (ll/-r/ J'rl . Vhen this basin is fulland not till then---overcoming its northern impulse, the water tends southwards in the southern eddy, so that there is a certain tendency for the hot water to accumulate in the northern basin. It is to this tendency, produced by the absence of afree outlet to the Arctic Sea, that I would be inclined to attribute the special excess of the warmth of the north-eastern shores of the North Atlantic. When ascertaining with the utmost care and with the most trustworthy instruments, by serial soundings, the temperature of the area surveyed by the Form/line in t869, we found at a depth of 2,435 fathoms in the Bay of Bismy, that downto 30' the temperature of the sea was greatly affected by dire: radiation; from too to 900 fathom: the temperature fell from 10 C. to 4 C., and from 900 fathoms to 2,435'! of temperature was almost imperceptibly gradual fr: -: . 1 2' C. The comparatively high temperature from too lflhefi' fathoms I am certainly inclined to attribute to the nooks: mulation of the water of the Gulf Stream. The radian ' rived directly from the sun must of course be regarded Ia. stant quantity superadded to the original temperatureetthu: dertved from other sources. Taking this into account, the; temperatures in what we were in the habit of calling the. area " coincided precisely with Petermann's curves indie:,3 northward path of the Gulf Stream. It is scarcely necessary...
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  • Paperback | 650 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,143g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236741633
  • 9781236741639