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Nineteenth-Century Observatories

P. Kevin MacKeown

in Early China Coast Meteorology

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9789888028856
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206878 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888028856.003.0001
Nineteenth-Century Observatories

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This chapter examines nineteenth-century meteorological observatories in relation to the history of the Hong Kong Observatory. It discusses early systematic observations of the weather prior to 1860, the recording of meteorological phenomena in China and the role of observatories as the main source of information on meteorology. It describes the earliest meteorological institutions in China including the Russian Observatory in Peking and some of the established observatories in the China Coast during the nineteenth century.

Keywords: observatories; meteorology; Hong Kong Observatory; meteorological phenomena; China; Russian Observatory; China Coast

Chapter.  11465 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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