Report of the Director Volume 5

Report of the Director Volume 5

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...latitude, 44 19' north; longitude, 74 08' west; elevation, feet. This station is situated in the village of Saranac Lake, oneeighth mile from the Saranac river, and 75 to 100 feet above its surface; the ground about the station being very nearly level. A hill rises about 100 feet above the station toward the northeast, and at a considerable distance north and northeastward is a range of the Adirondack mountains. Dry and wet bulb, maximum and minimum thermometers are secured 4 inches from the clapboarding of Mr. Baldwin's residence, facing north 10 degrees east. They are protected from the weather by a slanting board 14 inches wide. Their height above the ground is 5 feet. The instruments are not reached by the rays of the sun during the winter, and only late in the afternoon in summer, when a screen will become necessary. The rain-gauge has an excellent exposure 100 feet distant from any trees or buildings. Its top is 2 feet 6 inches above the ground. COAST REGION--SUFFOLK COUNTY. Station, Brentwood--W. H. Ross, M. D., Observer. Ettablished February, 1891; latitude, 40 45' north; longitude, 73 14' west; elevation, 75 feet. This station is located in the village of Brentwood at a distance of one-fourth mile from the Hotel Austral. The maximum and minimum, dry and wet bulb thermometers are exposed on the north side of Dr. Ross' residence, about 6 feet, above the floor of a veranda, whose roof acts as a shield from the sun and weather. Their height above the ground is 7 feet. The rain-gauge has a favorable exposure upon an open plat of ground. COAST REGION--SUFFOLK COUNTY. Station, Seta-uket--Mr. Selah B. Strong, Observer. Equipped with State instruments in January, 1890; latitude, 40 57' north; longitude, 78 05' west; elevation, forty feet....show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123675414X
  • 9781236754141