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Second referee's report by James David Forbes, on a paper 'On the diurnal temperature of the Earth’s surface, and the discussion of a simple formula for ascertaining the same' by S M Drach

Reference number: RR/1bis/21

Date: 10 May 1843

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Not recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. The author's meaning is unclear. 'The present paper is essentially the same as the old one and contains its greatest faults'. The mathematics is faulty, and lacking in evidence.

Subject: Physics

[Published in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London']

Reference number
RR/1bis/21
Earliest possible date
10 May 1843
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Letter on paper
Page extent
4 pages
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Manuscript

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James David Forbes

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James David Forbes, Second referee's report by James David Forbes, on a paper 'On the diurnal temperature of the Earth’s surface, and the discussion of a simple formula for ascertaining the same' by S M Drach, 10 May 1843, RR/1bis/21, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_1bis_21/second-referees-report-by-james-david-forbes-on-a-paper-on-the-diurnal-temperature-of-the-earths-surface-and-the-discussion-of-a-simple-formula-for-ascertaining-the-same-by-s-m-drach, accessed on 26 February 2024

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