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Meteorological Society

Naturevolume 14page10 (1876) | Download Citation



WHILE thanking you for your friendly notice of the Annual Report of this Society, I trust you will allow me to state that we have not made “the mistake in science regarding the height of the thermometers above the ground,” as very naturally imagined by you from the matter not having been mentioned. The fact is, we have been unusually strict on that point; our thermometers are all 4 feet (within, perhaps, 2 in. + or ), and as the uniformity was so strict, it was considered useless to repeat the statement for each station, and so, finally, it escaped mention altogether in the printed abstract. Of course the question (Report, p. 52), “What is the height of the bulbs above grass?” is duly answered on the MS. inspection forms deposited in the library of the Society.

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    • G. J. SYMONS


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