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Unpublished paper, 'Essay on the properties of winds blowing along the coasts of the Low Countries and German Ocean up the River Elbe; founded on a long, uninterrupted series of meteorological observations, accurately collected and compared, till October 1789' by Reinhd [Reinhard] Woltman

Reference number: AP/6/21

Date: 1789

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Woltman provides meteorological observations made at Zwanenberg [Antwerp, Belgium] and previously published in the Transactions of the Dutch Academy of Sciences at Haerlem [Haarlem, Netherlands] and writes on the importance for navigators of knowing the direction of wind in various parts of the world during particular seasons. Woltman includes temperature, humidity, barometrical, and precipitation observations as well. Includes three tables of average observations taken over the course of 25 years, from 1762-1786. Marginalia appear in ink throughout.

Subject: Meteorology

Sent to Sir Joseph Banks by Rodh [Rodolphe de] Valltravers.

Reference number
AP/6/21
Earliest possible date
1789
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
29 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Unpublished paper, 'Essay on the properties of winds blowing along the coasts of the Low Countries and German Ocean up the River Elbe; founded on a long, uninterrupted series of meteorological observations, accurately collected and compared, till October 1789' by Reinhd [Reinhard] Woltman, 1789, AP/6/21, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/ap_6_21/unpublished-paper-essay-on-the-properties-of-winds-blowing-along-the-coasts-of-the-low-countries-and-german-ocean-up-the-river-elbe-founded-on-a-long-uninterrupted-series-of-meteorological-observations-accurately-collected-and-compared-till-october-1789-by-reinhd-reinhard-woltman, accessed on 25 June 2024

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