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Meteorology records and analysis of the observatory records for December 1866 in conjunction with those of births, deaths, &c

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Abbott, Francis and Hall, Edward Swarbreck (1866) Meteorology records and analysis of the observatory records for December 1866 in conjunction with those of births, deaths, &c. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 113-118.

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Abstract

Meteorological records recorded at the Observatory, Hobart Town. Includes leafing, flowering, and fruiting of a few standard plants in the Royal Society's Gardens during the month of December, 1866. While December, 1865, had the smallest mortality for any December of the last ten years, the present month's deaths were more numerous than any, except 1862 and 1859, and exceeded last year's by upwards of 66 per cent, and the average of the previous nine years by about 15 per cent. In the analysis of the different meteorological phenomena of the present month, contrasted with December, 1865, it will be seen, that atmospheric pressure, wind movement and its purity, heat of the sun, elastic force of vapour, were all less favorable to health than in 1865. The weather generally, however, was both pleasant to the feelings, and conducive to vegetation.

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. 113-118
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: 20 Oct 2012 02:35
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:43
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15243
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