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Papers on the Meteorological Council, 1879 - 1912

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/125

Scope and Contents

Papers discussing a table of equivalents of the Beaufort Scale intermingled with papers on tables of sunshine, 1906.

Meteorological Office circular on Beaufort's Scale of wind force, 1906.

Tables of averages of temperature, rainfall and bright sunshine based on observations taken during 1866-1900, with related correspondence, 1906.

Papers concerning the meteorological reports of the Royal Observatory, 1906-1908.

Letters concerning observations of gross minimum temperatures, 1909.

Papers concerning the meteorological reports of the Royal Observatory, 1910-1912.

Correspondence concerning the completion of the Royal Observatory's collection of weather forecasts, 1879-1880.

Correspondence with the Kew Committee concerning the training of H.J. Bell, assistant at the Royal Alfred Observatory, Mauritius, in the use of a photoheliograph, 1879.

Correspondence with the Meteorological Office concerning weather forecasts, 1880.

Comparison of Meteorological Office weather forecasts with Royal Observatory observed weather for 1879, compiled 1880.

List of 'Synchronous Meteorological Observations' made at the Royal Observatory during 1-16 December 1800.

Enquiries from the Meteorological Office about the frequency of fog, 1881.

Circular from the Meteorological Office concerning guidelines for reports, 1882, and a reply from W. Ellis addressed to R.H. Scott of the Meteorological Office, 1883.

Various papers, 1886-1906: General Strachey on the adoption of 24-hour notation in Indian weather reports; correspondence with the Meteorological Office regarding a description of a Royal Observatory weather station and its situation; correspondence with the Meteorological Office concerning new arrangements for the Registrar General's quarterly returns; correspondence concerning the distribution of the government grant and the Committee of Enquiry, including a memorandum on the history and constitution of the Meteorological Office dated 4 March 1903, which also includes costs and details of kite and balloon work; and a request from the Meteorological Office for temporary computers, to which there were no takers.

























Dates

  • 1879 - 1912

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

1 bundle(s) (1 bundle)

Language of Materials

English

Former / Other Reference

L7

Finding aid date

2006-03-30 10:43:42+00:00

Includes index.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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