Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, Volume 10

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Royal Meteorological Society., 1884
Phenological report contained in vols. 3-71, issued as a supplement to vols. 73-74, missing from vols. 56-58, 60-62.


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Page 151 - Chair during the year, and for his Address, and that he be requested to allow it to be printed in the Quarterly Journal of the Society.
Page 263 - And let it be, when thou hearest the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt bestir thyself: for then shall the Lord go out before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines.
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Page 33 - If it begins to rain an hour or two before sun-rising, it is likely to be fair before noon, and to continue so that day : but if the rain begins an hour or two after sun-rising, it is likely to rain all that day, except the rainbow be seen before it rains.
Page 293 - It is obvious that different seasons will differ almost infinitely at each succeeding period of their advance, and that, with each variation, the character of development of the plant will also vary, tending to luxuriance, or to maturation, that is, to quantity or to quality, as the case may be. Hence, only a very detailed consideration of climatic statistics, taken together with careful periodic observations in the field, can afford a really clear perception of the connection between the ever-fluctuating...
Page 293 - ... making up the season, their mutual adaptations, and their adaptation to the stage of growth of the plant, which throughout influence the tendency to produce quantity or quality. It not unfrequently happens, too, that some passing conditions, not indicated by a summary of the meteorological registry, may affect the crop very strikingly ; and thus the cause will be overlooked, unless careful observations be also made, and the stage of progress, and tendencies of growth, of the crop itself at the...
Page 288 - Sudden, and singularly fatal in its effects, invisible, intangible and mysterious, it has ever been the dread of the desert traveller. So far as I am aware its nature is alike as unknown to the wild untutored inhabitants of the country of which it is a scourge, as to the European man of science. The presence of the simoom is made manifest by the sudden extinction of life, both animal and vegetable, over which its influence has extended. " Lieutenant Pastaus mentions it briefly in his report on Shikarpoor,...
Page 193 - ... on its expanding with heat, the long column does not move, the increased bulk of mercury finding an easier passage through the larger bore into the small pear-shaped chamber attached.
Page 23 - high dawn ' is when the first indications of daylight are seen above a bank of clouds. A ' low dawn ' is when the day breaks on or near the horizon, the first streaks of light being very low down.
Page 289 - It was as if a current of fire about twelve yards in breadth had passed through the garden in a straight line, singeing and destroying every green thing in its course. Entering on one side and passing out on the other, its track was as defined as the course of a river.

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