Report on the Meteorology of India

Report on the Meteorology of India

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...The action of this tends to perpetuate the upward movement, and therefore also the indraught from neighbouring regions. Rain, therefore, by atmospheric drainage tends to localize itself, and to perpetuate the particular kind of air motion which gives rise to it. In a somewhat similar manner, it may be inferred that any particular distribution of pressure is accompanied and followed by air motion, which does not immediately tend to alter the pressure distribution and restore equilibrium, but which in virtue of the momentum acquired by the air continues the previous pressure relations. In other words, the kinetic energy developed is not immediately converted into the potential energy of pressure. This, in consequence of the viscosity of gases, is the final result. The immediate result of the motion appears to be, as far as can be judged by Indian observa particular distribution of pressure which gives rise to the motion. Hence there appear to be reasons for believing that abnormal distribution of pressure is accompanied by abnormal air motion, which tends to perpetuate the peculiar distribution of pressure that gives rise to it. The following local examples are selected from the meteorological returns of the present year 1877, as further evidence of the fact that the abnormal variations of the air motion are as persistent and as strongly marked as the abnormal barometric variations, and are, moreover, connected with them. The first case is that of Vizagapatam. The observatory, it may be remarked, is a private one. It is excellently equipped, and is maintained by a native gentleman, V. Nursing Rao, Esq., who takes a genuine and hearty interest in meteorological enquiry. The following table for Vizagapatam gives the mean wind direction of the...
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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236581164
  • 9781236581167