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Unpublished paper, 'Report on tidal disturbances caused by volcanic eruptions at Java 26th - 27th August 1883 and the propagations of the "supertidal" waves' by [Andrew Wilson] Baird

Reference number: AP/63/6

Date: 04 December 1883

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Baird writes on tidal disturbances of the surface of the ocean caused by the volcanic eruption of Krakatoa between 26 August 1883 and 27 August 1883.

Subject: Oceanography / Volcanology

Received 24 January 1884. Read 31 January 1884. Communicated by J T [James Thomas] Walker.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 36 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Report on the tidal disturbances caused by the volcanic eruptions at Java, August 27 and 28, 1883, and the propagations of the ‘super-tidal’ waves. By Major A. W. Baird, R. E. Communicated by Lieutenant-General J. T. Walker, R. E., F. R. S., with a letter from the communicator containing an abstract of the contents of the paper'.

Reference number
AP/63/6
Earliest possible date
04 December 1883
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Ink on paper
Page extent
66 pages
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Manuscript

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Andrew Wilson Baird

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Andrew Wilson Baird, Unpublished paper, 'Report on tidal disturbances caused by volcanic eruptions at Java 26th - 27th August 1883 and the propagations of the "supertidal" waves' by [Andrew Wilson] Baird, 04 December 1883, AP/63/6, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/ap_63_6/unpublished-paper-report-on-tidal-disturbances-caused-by-volcanic-eruptions-at-java-26th-27th-august-1883-and-the-propagations-of-the-supertidal-waves-by-andrew-wilson-baird, accessed on 27 February 2024

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