Report of the Vizagapatam and Backergunge Cyclones of October 1876

Report of the Vizagapatam and Backergunge Cyclones of October 1876

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...for the month during the period 1822--1843 was 1009." The high pressure to the south of the Bay which accompanied the continuance of the south-west monsoon in the south of the Bay is indicated by the logs of three vessels. The captain of the Tennyson states that from the Equator to latitude 10N. he had light baffling winds, with a high barometer. Captain Piton, commander of the ship Lightning, in his remarks, says that he crossed the Equator on the 12th, and advanced very slowly northwards, reaching latitude 917'N. on the 23rd; and that during this interval he experienced very light winds and calms with showers of rain and hot sultry weather, the sun being so hot as to boil the pitch out of the seams of the deck. The City of Venice passed round Ceylon on the 26th. Her log from the 21st shows that in the Arabian Sea, in the same latitudes as Port Blair and Nancowry, the pressure was unusually high, and that the weather up to the 25th was fine and clear, with light breezes. On the 25th, to the west of Ceylon, she had variable and light winds with unsettled weather, showing the transition from the region of high pressure, and fine weather on the south and west to the area of disturbance in the Bay of Bengal. These extracts from the logs of the three vessels seem to be sufficient evidence to establish generally the fact of an excess of pressure, due to some unknown action, at and near the Equator. It is further confirmed by the returns from the Ceylon stations, which show that the pressure over the island was on the 19th and following days from-06" to 09" above the average. This excess of pressure, usually not large in amount, north and south of the area of cyclone generation prior to the formation of a cyclone was pointed out...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236781015
  • 9781236781017