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Meteorology records and analysis of the observatory records for October 1865 in conjunction with those of births and deaths

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Abbott, Francis and Hall, Edward Swarbreck (1865) Meteorology records and analysis of the observatory records for October 1865 in conjunction with those of births and deaths. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 112-117.

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Abstract

Meteorological records recorded at the Observatory, Hobart Town. Includes the leafing, flowering and fruiting of a few standard plants in the Royal Society's Gardens during the month of October, 1865.
The weather generally during the month was favorable to health and life, and
the mortality in consequence was below the October average of the previous
eight years, and fell principally upon aged and otherwise enfeebled persons.
In no month of any year since the purity of the air has been recorded by the
ozonometric test, has the atmosphere ever before exhibited so large an amount
of allotropised oxygen. Atmospheric pressure fluctuated but little; winds
were more than usually moderate, and preponderated from healthy quarters.
Shade temperature was below the average, while solar heat was above the
mean. Daily ranges, however, were somewhat in excess; rain-fall was above
the average, and electricity was abundant. The usual accompaniment of
such weather, inflammatory affections of the respiratory organs, was not
absent, but the effect on the mortuary returns is scarcely appreciable.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 112-117
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.

Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2012 23:50
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:42
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