Collection RS80 - Meteorological Abstracts

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Meteorological Abstracts


  • 1841-1854 (Creation)

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Rossbank functioned from 1840 to 1854 as one of a chain of British Colonial Observatories which combined with European and Asian observatories in the study of terrestrial magnetism. It was established in Hobart, Tasmania, by the Governor of Van Diemen's Land, Sir John Franklin, and Captain James Clark Ross, R.N., commanding H.M. ships Erebus and Terror. For more information see: ANNAls OF SCIENCE, 39 (1982), 527-564

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Presented to the Royal Society of Tasmania by the Central Meteorological Bureau, Melbourne, through the Meteorological Bureau, Hobart. 1941

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Abstracts of meteorological data collected during 1841 - 1854 for Hobarton taken at the 'Observatory', noting: thermometer (mean maximum & minimum and highest and lowest, dry and wet bulb), humidity, barometer, wind, rain, clouds, remarks.

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

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Results of five years' meteorological observations for Hobart Town : with which are incorporated the results of thirty years' observations previously published by the Royal Society of Tasmania and completing a period of thirty-five years / tabulated from observations gratuitously made at the private observatory by Francis Abbott. Abbott, Francis, 1834-1903. James Barnard, Govt. Printer 1877 Royal Society Rare-Folio QC 992 .T2 A234 1877

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