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Meteorology records for February, 1870 and remarks on observatory records, with health report for January and February, 1870, and a comparison of the vital statistics of 1869, with those of previous years

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posted on 2023-11-22, 07:22 authored by Edward Swarbreck Hall, Francis Abbott
Meteorological records recorded at the Observatory, Hobart Town. Includes the leafing, flowering, and fruiting times of a few standard plants in the Royal Societies gardens for the month of February, 1870.-The only striking variations from the usual January weather to be seen in the table are: First, the deficiency of ozone, the amount being much below the January average, and less than for any of the previous twelve years recorded; second: Windforce was much above the average with a great predominance from that point of the compass, N.W., most adverse to health; third: though the temperature mean was not in excess, the extreme range in the month was greatly so; fourth: Rainfall was most advantageously above the average, only one January in the twenty-nine years recorded having a greater fall, i.e., 1849, with the small superiority of four-hundreths of an inch.
On the other hand humidity mean was considerably below the average.


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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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