The Law of Storms: Considered in Connection with the Ordinary Movements of the Atmosphere

Longman, Green, 1862 - 324 páginas

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Página 195 - ... a distant roar, and the lightning, which from midnight had flashed and darted forkedly with few and but momentary intermissions, now, for a space of nearly half a minute, played frightfully between the clouds and the earth. The vast body of vapour appeared to touch the houses, and issued downward flaming blazes, which were nimbly returned from the earth upward.
Página 196 - ... seemed as if they would defy all obstruction ; yet as they broke over the careenage they seemed to be lost, the surface of it being entirely covered with floating wrecks of every description ; it was an undulating body of lumber, shingles, staves, barrels, trusses of hay, and every kind of merchandise of a buoyant nature.
Página 76 - But if it move contrary to the motion of the sun, that is if it changes from east to north, from north to west, from west to south, from south to east, it generally returns to the former...
Página 105 - When the wind veers against the sun, Trust it not, for back it will run.
Página 164 - Notes and Diagrams illustrative of the Directions of the Forces acting at and near the Surface of the Earth, in different parts of the Brunswick Tornado of June 10, 1835.
Página 22 - N. NNE. NE. ENE. E. ESE. SE. SSE. S. SSW. SW. WSW. W. WNW. NW. NNW.
Página 192 - ... generalization on the part of the author, who must be ranked as an early leader among American geographers. The map contains a number of explanatory legends, inserted where topographical details were wanting ; and here we find, among various items, a significant statement regarding the movement of storms : " All our great storms begin to leeward ; thus a NE storm shall be a day sooner in Virginia than in Boston.
Página 98 - Increasing in strength, it draws to the westward gradually, and blows hardest between north and north-west, with heavy clouds, thick weather, and much rain. " When the fury of the north-wester is expended, which varies from twelve to fifty hours, or even while it is blowing hard, the wind sometimes shifts suddenly into the south-west quarter, blowing harder than before.
Página 263 - ... opposite to that of the hands of a watch ; in the southern...
Página 33 - In some places the time of the change is attended with calms, in others with variable winds. And it often happens on the...

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