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London Fog Inquiry, 1901–31

Nature volume 71, pages 259260 (12 January 1905) | Download Citation



THE Meteorological Council have issued their final report on the above inquiry, which had to be terminated at the end of the winter 1902–3 as the London County Council were unable to make any further contribution to its cost beyond the 250l. originally assigned. A short account of the chief results obtained by Captain Carpenter from the observations of the winter 1901–2 has already appeared in these columns (vol. lxvii. p. 548). During the succeeding winter records of the duration and intensity of fog were continued at forty-six stations in and around London, and in addition to this the scope of the inquiry was extended to include a detailed study of the distribution of air temperature over the London area. With this object thermometer screens and dry bulb thermometers were issued to thirty fire brigade stations, and daily observations of the air temperature were made at fixed hours.

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