The Winds of the Globe; Or, the Laws of Atmospheric Circulation Over the Surface of the Earth

The Winds of the Globe; Or, the Laws of Atmospheric Circulation Over the Surface of the Earth

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...of Pekin: --"I remained more than six months at a small-place half way between the lake Hauka and Vladivostok, near the ruins o the town marked on the Mantchno maps under the name of Foordan. The village lies in the broad valley of the river Sooi-fun, a low range of hills separating it from the lake Hanka; on the south it is also protected by a wooded range of hills, across which the river Sooi-fun runs through a narrow pass. I arrived at Foordan on the 10-22 July, 1870. In this season the S. E. winds reign in the country, and they bring with them rain clouds. Raiu was frequent in the Sooi-fun valley, but was not accompanied by thick fogs, as it is in the country near the sea. The wind was not so strong as on the sea-shore, or on Lake Hanka, winch is not protected by hills from the S. E. The rainy season continued, with some changes, up to the end of autumn; but in October, and up to the middle of November, the weather was generally fine, warm and mild; although there was a slight fall of snow sometimes. Iu December N. W. winds began to blow, bringing severe cold with them--the temperature was as low as--30 Re. Still in the Foordan region the winter winds were not so continuous as in the Valdivostok and Hanka. The next year the southerly winds began early in April, but they were also intermixed with northerly winds." (Nos. 403 to 407.) Pacifio Ocean, west of longitude 180. Computed from observations for an aggregate period of five years, collected and classified, from the logs of numerous sailing vessels, at the United States Naval Observatory, under the direction of Capt. M. F. Maury, Superintendent. Addendum to Zone No. 10. Sevastopol, observed by Admiral Arkass, from 1840 to 1851, twelve years. Mkila, south coast of Crimea, in...show more

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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 345g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236492773
  • 9781236492777