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Meteorology records and notes on the meteorology and mortality of the month of September, 1870

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posted on 2023-11-22, 07:23 authored by Francis Abbott, Edward Swarbreck Hall
Meteorological records recorded at the Observatory, Hobart Town. Also includes leafing, flowering, and fruiting times of a few standard plants in the Royal Societies gardens for the month of September, 1870.
In many respects the weather this month deviated from the September average. The barometer was considerably above the mean, and very fluctuating.
The wind was in more constant motion than usual, but below the average strength. Temperature was above the average. Rainfall was considerably above the mean, though it fell on fewer days. Ozone was much below the average. Nevertheless, though the mortality was but little short of double the number that occurred in September, 1869 (which, however, was the smallest for any month in the year for the 13 years recorded), yet it was above twelve per cent, less than the average of the previous 13 years' Septembers.


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Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania



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In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania..

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