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The Recent Drought

Nature volume 36, pages 395396 | Download Citation



THE spell of dry weather recently experienced over the United Kingdom has been so unusually prolonged, and its effects have in many instances been so disastrous, that a brief inquiry into its history and general results may not be without interest. In the present article it is therefore proposed to take into consideration,—firstly, the conditions of barometrical pressure under which the drought occurred; and secondly, the actual deficiency of rainfall experienced in various parts of the country.

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