Loading

Wind, temperature and rainfall

Luke Howard1841

The Royal Society

The Royal Society
London, United Kingdom

Circular diagram detailing prevailing wind directions, rain depth, and mean temperature over a period of eighteen years, 1815-1832, in London. The innermost circle lists the year, followed by the average rain depth, followed by the average temperature, followed by wind direction.

A line graph is used to indicate the average rain depth and temperature, while different coloured bars - green, pink, yellow and blue - are used to represent the different directions of wind.

Ink inscription inside the circle: ‘Genesis i.14 And GOD said let there be lights in the firmament of heaven to distinguish the day from the night; and let them be for Signs and let them be for Seasons, and for days and years.__ And it was so.___ Psalm civ 19. Luke Howard F.R.S.’

Ink inscription below the circle: ‘Climate of London. Yearly proportions of the opposite winds, the Mean Temp and Rain in a Cycle of 18 years by the Lunar declination.’

Diagram 3 from a paper sent to the Royal Society by Luke Howard, ‘On the proportions of the prevailing winds, mean temperature and depth of rains, in the climate of London’.

Luke Howard (1772-1864) British manufacturing chemist and meteorologist was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1821.
Object history
This paper was received at the Royal Society on 1 April 1841 and read on 22 April 1841. It was not published by the Society in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

Details

Get the app

Explore museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more

Recommended

Google apps