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Meteorology records and analysis of the observatory records for September 1866 in conjunction with those of births and deaths

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Abbott, Francis and Hall, Edward Swarbreck (1866) Meteorology records and analysis of the observatory records for September 1866 in conjunction with those of births and deaths. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 86-91.

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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 September 1866. No September of the previous nine years was so favorable to health and life as the present month. The deaths were less than in any former September on record by 20 per cent, and below the average of the previous nine years by more than 33 per cent. Atmospheric pressure, though constantly oscillating, had no extreme ranges; wind movement was constant, but moderate, and the quality of the air was most pure ; electricity was abundant, and rain-fall sufficient. The month's mean was warmer than the average, with extensive daily extremes, the latter being the only phenomenon that apparently had any adverse effect upon health and life.

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. 86-91
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 23:34
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:42
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15053
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