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Meteorology records and analysis of the observatory records for December, 1865-1866 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 December, 1865-1866 in conjunction with those of births and deaths. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 126-131.

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Abstract

Meteorological records recorded at the Observatory, Hobart Town. Includes theleafing, flowering and fruiting of a few standard plants in the Royal Society's Gardens during the month of December 1865-1866. No December of the previous eight years had meteorological conditions so favorable to health and life as the present mouth presents ln fact, for five or six years past, the character of December weather has in many respects altered for the better. The mean temperature has fallen lower, and the extremes have not been so great. Rain, particularly, has been more abundant. By the Royal-Observatory records for the 14 years, 1841 to 1854, the average rainfall in December was less than an inch i.e., ·92 of an inch, and the wettest year of the whole, 1848, haod only 2.36 inches. In the succeeding six years the mean rose to l·73 inches, the maximum year, 1855, having a fall of 2·73 inches; while in the last five years, 1861 to 1865, the average has risen to all but 4 inches; the maximum, 1863, being 7·60 inches, the minimum, 1862, 1.73 inches. The latter alone being close upon half an inch above the 20 years' mean of the adopted standard. The purity of the air, also, as indicated by the ozouometer, has during the last four years, greatly exceeded the first four years, 1857 to 1861 of the series of observations. By the mortuary table it will he seen that the present December had a mortality considerably less than any of the previous eight years, and one third less than the average of the whole.

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. 126-131
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 23:48
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:42
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15040
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