By W. E. Knowles Middleton
This historical past of the thermometer contains controversy approximately its invention, the tale of other scales, Fahrenheit and centigrade, and the background of the slow clinical then well known knowing of the idea that of temperature. now not till 1800 did humans drawn to thermometers start to see in actual fact what they have been measuring, and the impetus for making improvements to thermometry got here principally from research of the weather―the liquid-in-glass thermometer grew to become the meteorologist's tool prior to that of the chemist or physicist. this wonderful introductory examine follows the improvement of indicating and recording thermometers till contemporary instances, emphasizing meteorological applications.
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Ordway, September 23, 1806). Thus ended the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery Expedition. Their findings were numerous. Along the way, they described in scientific detail for the first time one hundred twenty-two new animal species and one hundred seventy-eight new plants, flowers, and trees. Clark recorded the journey through cartographic illustrations, and in 1814, produced the most advanced map of North America to that time. Although they failed to find the elusive Northwest Passage, they found the shortest route across the continent if you follow the Missouri River system.
By October 17, they were proceeding down the Columbia, and knew they were close to reaching their destination, as Clark noted a conical mountain to the southwest annotated on their maps as Mount Hood. They found the river crowded with salmon, both alive and dead. Cool, frosty mornings and pleasant daytime temperatures greeted the weary travelers as they moved through the Great Falls of the Columbia, to the long and short narrows, and on to the Cascades of the Columbia. Their weather fortune changed on October 27 as strong winds brought the first of what would be numerous winter storms into the Pacific Coast.
Note when there is not room in the column for the necessary remarks it is transferred by the refference of Numbers to an adjoining part of this book. ” 29 PART II Excerpts from the Weather Diary and Narrative Journals SECTION 1 East of the Mississippi August 31 to December 11, 1803 O n August 31, 1803, Meriwether Lewis left Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a small party in a keelboat and canoes. They moved slowly down the Ohio River due to low water conditions brought on by drought. Lewis arrived at the Falls of the Ohio near Clarksville, Indiana / Louisville, Kentucky on October 14 and met William Clark with additional recruits.
A history of the thermometer and its use in meteorology by W. E. Knowles Middleton