Royal Meteorological Society Rainfall Atlas of the British Isles


TWENTY years ago the collection and publication of meteorological statistics in Britain was divided between the Royal Meteorological Society, the Scottish Meteorological Society, the British Rainfall organisation, and the Meteorological Office. To-day this work is all done by the Meteorological Office, and the preparation and issue of a climatological atlas would be a natural obligation of that institution. But, as Dr. Mill explains in his admirable introduction to the volume under notice, the endowment fund of the British Rainfall Organisation was instituted for the advancement of research in rainfall, and no application of that fund could have reflected more honour on the memory of Symons and Salter (and, one may add, of Dr. Mill himself) than its utilisation for the preparation of an atlas of rainfall. Incidentally it enabled the atlas to appear at an earlier date than would otherwise have been likely.

Royal Meteorological Society. Rainfall Atlas of the British Isles.

Prepared under the direction of a Committee of the Society. Pp. xii + 44 maps. (London: Royal Meteorological Society, 1926.) 15s. net.

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GOLD, E. Royal Meteorological Society Rainfall Atlas of the British Isles . Nature 120, 291–292 (1927).

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