Meteorology records and analysis of the observatory records for May 1866 in conjunction with those of births and deaths
Abbott, Francis and Hall, Edward Swarbreck (1866) Meteorology records and analysis of the observatory records for May 1866 in conjunction with those of births and deaths. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania . pp. 43-48.
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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 May 1866.
Never before during the twenty-five years that exact and continuous meteorological
records have been kept was there so warm a May as the present
month. Atmospheric pressure, too, was very high, calms very numerous,
with great predominance of winds from the quarter least favorable to health,
excessive daily ranges of tempcerature, unusually hot sun, warm terrestrial
radiations, great elastic-force of vapour, and very peculiar electrical conditions.
At this season of the year all the pnenomeua alluded to were more or less adverse
to health and life. On the other hand, an average fall of rain, a slight
excess of atmospheric humidity, with ozone above the average, to some extent
counteracted the inimical phenomena, so that the mortuary return is not much
above the mean of the previous nine years for the month of May. May and
November have been always, on the average, the healthiest months in the year.
|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.|
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