The Recent High Barometer


    A REGION of exceptionally high barometer readings over western Europe was a feature of especial interest during a great part of January, the mercury in many places attaining to a greater height. than any previous record, while elsewhere the readings have, scarcely 1?een exceeded. To trace the history of this anticyclonic region and to attempt any explanation requires a series of synchronous and synoptic charts embracing a large part of the northern hemisphere; possibly this may be undertaken by one of our European weather offices when all the facts have been collated. It would seem that vessels traversing the Atlantic have in many cases experienced barometer readings much in excess of the average during the whole voyage, and for the greater part of the month.

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    The Recent High Barometer . Nature 75, 330–331 (1907).

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