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Meteorological Work in Australia
Meteorological Work in Australia: A Review
Map No. 1February 18th, 1890
Map No.2January 14th, 1891
Map No.3March 12th, 1891
Map No. 4, February 5th. 1890, and Map No .5, May 27th, 1893
Map No. 6, June 22nd, 1893
Map No. 7, July 14th, 1893
Meteorological Work in Australia: A Review (continued)
In all there are about eighty selected reporting stations, besides which nearly every telegraph station reports at 9h. a.m. to the head office the direction of the wind. the state of the weather, and the rainfall, which are also posted in a collective form at the General Post Office for public information.
At Adelaide, where, as I have already said, we have issued daily isobar maps since 1882, we exhibit a diagram showing the barometric curve it selected stations along the south coastline from Albany to Cape Howe during the month, which enables persons to see at a glance the westerly progressive march of coastal depressions; and we have recently added a map which shows the distribution of rain in the colony or each wet day.
We also publish monthly a statement of the rainfall at every Station throughout the colony. compared with the average of the corresponding month deduced from previous years, accompanied by a complete discussion of the characteristics of the month in regard to temperature, pressure, the passage of "highs" and lows," and the weather generally, in which companions are made between the month under review and previous seasons, attention being drawn to any abnormal features that may have presented themselves.
An examination of the daily isobar maps extending over a period of eleven years shows that, while we have an infinite variety of details, there are several well-marked types which are frequently recurring.
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