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Meteorological Observations

Meteorological Observations
Author: Royal Observatory (Hong Kong)
Publisher: Legare Street Press
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2023-07-18
Genre:
ISBN: 9781022635944

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This book is a comprehensive collection of meteorological observations made by the Royal Observatory in Hong Kong. It includes data on temperature, humidity, rainfall, pressure, and wind speed, as well as discussions on the interpretation and analysis of meteorological data. The book is an essential resource for meteorologists, climatologists, and researchers who study the Earth's atmosphere. This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the "public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.


Early China Coast Meteorology

Early China Coast Meteorology
Author: P. Kevin MacKeown
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2011-01-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 9888028855

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Numerous personality clashes and financial and other intrigues surrounded the early efforts to set up an Observatory in Hong Kong. Blending personalities, politics and practicalities of studying the weather, this entertaining book provides valuable and informative insights into the public and private controversies growing out of responses to and responsibilities involved in the protection of life and property. This portrait is set firmly in the context of the history of Hong Kong as British colony on the China Coast and its role as a burgeoning commercial port within the trading complex of the Empire. It brings to life many of the people and institutions in Hong Kong and elsewhere on the development of meteorology on the China Coast. Dr. William Doberck, who became the founding director of the new Observatory, played a crucial role in its development during most of forty years covered by this story. Doberck was an astronomer with little interest in meteorology and a penchant for not suffering gladly those whom he considered to be his inferiors -- a source of much of the dissension and adversarial positions that characterized his career. In the early years of Doberck's tenure, many trials and tribulations arose from conflicts between his views on his work and those of a less than enlightened but firmly entrenched Colonial Administration. Other key players added to the mix include the local print media, local businesses and the shipping fraternity, whose ongoing dissatisfaction stemmed from conflicting perceptions and expectations on all sides. In assessing the achievements of the Observatory in its early decades, the study of typhoons has central importance. In recounting Doberck's less than stellar contributions in this regard, he narrative follows many snippets of scandal concerning Doberck and his often cantankerous relationship with his employers and the other stakeholders in the Colony. In later chapters, the author explores the complex dynamics of the contentious interactions between Doberck and the Jesuits in charge of the Manila and Zikawei Observatories. The storms that rage in the narrative as well as the tragedy of the very real storm of 1906 illustrate the drama that played out both locally and internationally in terms of jealousies, rivalries, and many attendant charges and counter-charges animating the controversy. The depiction of Doberck's eventual departure and succession story offer insight into the largely uncredited contribution of his sister to the meteorological work of the Observatory for around 40 years. Under Doberck's successors, Figg and Claxton, the Observatory enjoyed a resurgence of influence in meteorology in the China coast region. P. Kevin MacKeownis retired professor of physics at the University of Hong Kong.


Monthly Meteorological Bulletin

Monthly Meteorological Bulletin
Author: Royal Observatory (Hong Kong)
Publisher:
Total Pages: 584
Release: 1913
Genre: Hong Kong (China)
ISBN:

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Meteorological Observations

Meteorological Observations
Author: Royal Observatory (Hong Kong)
Publisher:
Total Pages: 668
Release: 1885
Genre: Geomagnetism
ISBN:

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Includes appendix to 1903.