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Climates of Vancouver Island and Bournemouth

Nature volume 23, page 169 | Download Citation



I THINK it very probable that your correspondent Capt. Verney is right about the climate of Vancouver's Island. My only sources of information were maps of isothermals in Keith Johnston's and Phillips' Atlases, which show the mean temperature about the same as that of the south of England, while the winter temperature is shown as being decidedly colder, and it was to this I more especially referred. The mainland of British Columbia is undoubtedly colder than that of Western Europe, but Vancouver's Island itself and the adjacent sea may be really milder; and if so it is another proof of the great power of the returning Japan current.

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