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The Weather Book
A Manual of Practical Meteorology

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  • Date Published: April 2012
  • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108048309

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  • Robert Fitzroy (1805–65) is best remembered as the commander of HMS Beagle who took on Charles Darwin as the Ship's naturalist, but his most important scientific contribution was probably the establishment of the Meteorological Office in 1854. Convinced that falling barometric pressure was an indicator of storms, he had barometers set up at ports around the coast, so that boats would be aware of impending bad weather, and later had reports telegraphed to his office in London for collation; he invented the term 'forecasting the weather'. This work, published in 1863, gives an account of observations by himself and others, experiments, and proposals for future developments. Almost unbelievably, the Government declared that Fitzroy was exceeding his remit: he was instructed to restrict himself to collecting data, and it is believed that the depression he suffered at this setback was one of the factors which led to his suicide in 1865.

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    • Date Published: April 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108048309
    • length: 516 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.65kg
    • contains: 14 b/w illus. 2 colour illus.
    • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introductory remarks
    2. Meteorologic instruments
    3. Meteorologic instruments
    4. Historic sketch
    5. Brief general glance at climates around the world
    6. Lower, upper, and intermediate currents of air
    7. Recapitulation and further explanations
    8. Means employed to collect information
    9. Effects of the greater currents of air and their offsets around the world
    10. General view of climates in temperate zones
    11. Temperate zone
    12. Continuation of temperate zone
    13. Utilisation of meteorology: its statistics and dynamics
    14. Method of proceeding with telegrams
    15. Supposed cases for forecasting and warnings of weather
    16. Our atmosphere: its usual conditions
    17. Diagrams illustrative of Polar and typical air-currents
    18. Tidal effects of moon and sun
    19. Extracts from various accounts quoted by Sir William Reid illustrating forces of hurricanes
    20. Hurricanes in Pacific
    21. A few extreme cases witnessed by the author
    Appendix
    Index.

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    General ResourcesPlate 16: Form for registrypdf1434KB0 general resources general resources general resourcesgeneral resources
    General ResourcesPlate 15: Barometric synchronous curves (2)pdf322KB1 general resources general resources general resourcesgeneral resources
    General ResourcesPlate 14: Barometric synchronous curves (1)pdf303KB2 general resources general resources general resourcesgeneral resources
    General ResourcesPlate 13: The Royal Charter Storm (2)pdf1922KB3 general resources general resources general resourcesgeneral resources
    General ResourcesPlate 12: The Royal Charter Storm (1)pdf1776KB4 general resources general resources general resourcesgeneral resources
    General ResourcesPlate 11: Tidespdf4465KB5 general resources general resources general resourcesgeneral resources
    General ResourcesPlate 10: Cloudspdf8788KB6 general resources general resources general resourcesgeneral resources
    General ResourcesPlate 5: Approximate barometric curves, December, January, Februarypdf339KB7 general resources general resources general resourcesgeneral resources
    General ResourcesPlate 9: Cloudspdf8521KB8 general resources general resources general resourcesgeneral resources
    General ResourcesPlate 8: Interfering cyclones and veering windspdf124KB9 general resources general resources general resourcesgeneral resources
    General ResourcesPlate 7: Tropical and polar air currentspdf333KB10 general resources general resources general resourcesgeneral resources
    General ResourcesPlate 6: Polar air currentpdf339KB11 general resources general resources general resourcesgeneral resources
    General ResourcesPlate 4: Approximate barometric curves, October, November, Decemberpdf311KB12 general resources general resources general resourcesgeneral resources
    General ResourcesPlate 3: Approximate barometric curves, July, August, September, Octoberpdf307KB13 general resources general resources general resourcesgeneral resources
    General ResourcesPlate 2: Approximate barometric curves, March, April, May, June, Julypdf309KB14 general resources general resources general resourcesgeneral resources
    General ResourcesPlate 1: Approximate barometric curves, January, February, Marchpdf285KB15 general resources general resources general resourcesgeneral resources

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