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Referee's report by John Frederick William Herschel, on a paper 'On the synchronous distribution of temperature over the earth's surface' by Henry Hennessy

Reference number: RR/5/116

Date: 12 June 1865

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Not recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. Finds the paper 'bewildering'. Considers the author to have done all they can under the circumstances. The number of stations used is too few. A summary version may be suitable for the Notices of the Royal Society. The synthermal curves are novel and should be brought to the notice of meteorologists. Is happy for the report to be forwarded to the author, but cannot commit to further correspondence.

Subject: Meteorology, Physics and Chemistry

[Published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, 1864]

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RR/5/116
Earliest possible date
12 June 1865
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Letter on paper
Page extent
8 pages
Format
Manuscript

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John Frederick William Herschel

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John Frederick William Herschel, Referee's report by John Frederick William Herschel, on a paper 'On the synchronous distribution of temperature over the earth's surface' by Henry Hennessy, 12 June 1865, RR/5/116, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_5_116/referees-report-by-john-frederick-william-herschel-on-a-paper-on-the-synchronous-distribution-of-temperature-over-the-earths-surface-by-henry-hennessy, accessed on 16 June 2024

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