Skip to content

Please be aware that some material may contain words, descriptions or illustrations which will not reflect current scientific understanding and may be considered in today's context inaccurate, unethical, offensive or distressing.

'The Barometrical Method of measuring the height of Mountains with two new Tables shewing the height of the Atmosphere at given Altitudes of Mercury. Extracted chiefly from the Observations of John James Scheuchzer by John Gaspar Scheuchzer'

Reference number: RBO/13/93

Date: 1728

Description

Printed table showing the height of the atmosphere to given altitudes of mercury is attached
Discussing the Mariottian table and that of Cassini for determining heights trigonometrically
Read to the Royal Society on 8 and 29 February 1728

Reference number
RBO/13/93
Earliest possible date
1728
Page extent
13 pages
Format
Manuscript

Use this record

Citation

'The Barometrical Method of measuring the height of Mountains with two new Tables shewing the height of the Atmosphere at given Altitudes of Mercury. Extracted chiefly from the Observations of John James Scheuchzer by John Gaspar Scheuchzer', 1728, RBO/13/93, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rbo_13_93/the-barometrical-method-of-measuring-the-height-of-mountains-with-two-new-tables-shewing-the-height-of-the-atmosphere-at-given-altitudes-of-mercury-extracted-chiefly-from-the-observations-of-john-james-scheuchzer-by-john-gaspar-scheuchzer, accessed on 30 November 2023

Link to this record

Embed this record

<iframe src="https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/embed/items/rbo_13_93/the-barometrical-method-of-measuring-the-height-of-mountains-with-two-new-tables-shewing-the-height-of-the-atmosphere-at-given-altitudes-of-mercury-extracted-chiefly-from-the-observations-of-john-james-scheuchzer-by-john-gaspar-scheuchzer" title="'The Barometrical Method of measuring the height of Mountains with two new Tables shewing the height of the Atmosphere at given Altitudes of Mercury. Extracted chiefly from the Observations of John James Scheuchzer by John Gaspar Scheuchzer'" allow="fullscreen" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="500px"></iframe>

Related Fellows

Explore the collection

  • Register Books

    Dates: 1661-1739

    The 'Register Books Originals' contain copies of scientific papers submitted to the Society and considered for publication. The papers were transcribed to establish their precedence for a particular discovery or idea.

    View collection