The American Meteorological Journal, Volúmenes4-5

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W.H. Burr, 1888
 

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Página 461 - I'll example you with thievery: The sun's a thief, and with his great attraction Robs the vast sea; the moon's an arrant thief, And her pale fire she snatches from the sun...
Página 574 - States surveys for sites for reservoirs, ditches or canals for irrigation purposes, and all the lands made susceptible of 'irrigation by such reservoirs, ditches or canals...
Página 574 - For the purpose of investigating the extent to which the arid region of the United States can be redeemed by irrigation, and the segregation of the irrigable lands in such arid region, and for the selection of sites for reservoirs and other hydraulic works necessary for the storage and utilization of water for irrigation and the prevention of floods and overflows...
Página 117 - It is an 85 page pamphlet, and is a compilation of statistics collected by the State Board of Health, relating to pneumonia in Michigan and in other parts of the world. It is a thorough consideration of the subject, and seems to prove that pneumonia is controlled by temperature and humidity of the air. The pneumonia increases after the atmosphere is cold and dry, and decreases after the air is warm and moist. One would suppose that such climatic causes could not be controlled, but Dr. Baker points...
Página 524 - U the Helm bar. The space between the Helm cloud and the bar is usually quite clear, while to the westward the sky is at times completely covered with cloud. The bar does not appear to extend further west than about the river Eden. A cold wind rushes down the sides of the Fell and blows violently till it reaches a spot nearly underneath the Helm bar, when it suddenly ceases. The...
Página 524 - ... miles from the foot of the fell a slender roll of dark cloud appears in mid-air, and parallel with the helm cloud : this is the helm bar. The space between the helm cloud and the bar is usually quite clear, while to the westward the sky is at times completely covered with cloud.
Página 574 - ... in field and in office, the cost of all instruments, apparatus, and materials, and all other necessary expenses connected therewith, the work to be performed by the geological survey, under the direction of the secretary of the interior, the sum of one hundred thousand dollars or so much thereof as may be necessary.
Página 574 - And the Director of the Geological Survey under the supervision of the Secretary of the Interior shall make a report to Congress on the first Monday in December of each year, showing in detail how the said money has been expended...
Página 144 - Doldrums," with special reference to the motion of clouds at various levels. Two voyages were across the Indian Ocean during the season of the north-west monsoon, and two across the Atlantic in the months of July and December. The nature of the general circulation of the atmosphere near the " Doldrums " is discussed as regards the theory that the Trades, after meeting, rise and fall back on themselves ; or, according to the suggestion of Maury, that the Trades interlace and cross the equator ; or,...
Página 4 - ... believed that that increase will be more than counterbalanced by the 140° of heat given out, in the case of hail, at the moment of congelation, for which no allowance is made in the above calculation. It follows, then, from the principle here demonstrated, that the moment a portion of transparent vapour in the air begins to condense into cloud, the air in which it is contained begins to expand, and, consequently, if an equilibrium existed before, it is now destroyed, and the cloud will continue,...

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