Maryland Weather Service

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    THIS volume contains a report on the climate and weather of Baltimore and vicinity, prepared by Dr. O. L. Fassig under the direction of Prof. W. L. Moore, chief of the United States Weather Bureau; it is based on observations of the latter service since 1871, supplemented by all available records, both public and private, extending over a period of nearly a century. Meteorologists owe a debt of gratitude to the board of control of the Maryland Weather Service, and to Dr. Fassig especially, for one of the most complete and valuable meteorological discussions extant. Part i., which occupies more than half the volume, deals with climatic factors, each element being considered, so far as possible, with reference to its annual and diurnal periods and its variability; the statistical tables are supplemented by the usual range diagrams and also by isopleths, the principle of which was devised many years ago by M. Léon Lalanne. Although not frequently employed, the latter method exhibits in a concise and intelligent way the successive changes throughout the year. The value of this-section of the work is much enhanced by careful discussion of the results obtained and of the interaction of the various elements, by references to the present state of our knowledge and to generally accepted theories.

    Maryland Weather Service.

    Vol. ii. 1907. Pp. 515; illustrated. (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1907.)

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    Maryland Weather Service . Nature 78, 568–569 (1908) doi:10.1038/078568b0

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