Results of the Nautical Observations Collected and Discussed at the Flagstaff Observatory, Melbourne, During the Years 1858-1862

Results of the Nautical Observations Collected and Discussed at the Flagstaff Observatory, Melbourne, During the Years 1858-1862

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...minimum), 29'4l6; dry bulb, 59'9; wet, 52'O. Wind moderate from N.W. at that time, with gusts, but very variable between N. and W.S.W. all day, reaching its maximum force (7-8) at 4 and 5 p.m. Strong winds and gales for several days afterwards. Wiedemann, 38 S, 126 40' E.; barometer, 30'OO at noon, increasing pressure; thermometer, 62; S.W. (5-6). Strong gale and hard squalls, wind steady in the S.W. quadrant. Johannes, 16 10' S., 99 E.; barometer, 30'16, steady; dry bulb, 83'0; wet, 77'0; S.E. by S. (5). Fine clear weather. I'. (7. Kinclz, 42 36' S., 86 E.; E.N.E. (5). Squally and uncertain wind. Jllanilla, 32 S., 3 45' E.; S.W. (3). Passing showers of misty rain. Had a hard gale some twenty-four or thirty hours before in the direction S., S.S.W., and S.W. by S. November the 1st, 7 a.m., M.M.T. Ftsosrzlrr OBSERVATORY: minimum pressure 29'303, increasing tendency; dry bulb, 73'7; wet, 65-1; N.W. by W., light. During a day or two previously heavy thunder storms, followed at 8 a.m. by a violent N. wind, blowing with a force of 30lb. to the square foot. November the 25th, 3 p.m., M.M.T. Amlaolor, 29 S., 160 E.; calm and very light and variable airs. Matador, off Green Cape, near Sydney; barometer falling since noon the 24th, and standing at its minimum at 29'l0; stationary at 8 a.m.; stationary till 3 p.m., when it slowly began to rise; weather very threatening all day; wind N.N.W. to N.N.E., very changeable in force. At 11.30 a.m., a shift of wind from N.N.E. to S.S.W., sudden and violent with rain for two hours. At 4 p.m., again a terrific squall from S. by W., after which it cleared up. _ Jllargaret Thomson, 39 S., 148 E.; W.S.W. (6), gale increasing. At 3 p.m. shipped a very heavy sea. /Maximum of the gale...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236921704
  • 9781236921703