Chapter

Universal Dissatisfaction

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/9789888028856.003.0005
Universal Dissatisfaction

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This chapter examines the dissatisfaction that was made manifest with the Hong Kong Observatory in 1887, particularly in matters related to meteorology. The criticisms were centered on director August William Doberck's antagonism to the Manila Observatory and his over-excessive focus on astronomy and terrestrial magnetism matters. And in keeping with this charge, Doberck made no effort to make weather forecasts, except for the warning of approaching storms.

Keywords: Hong Kong Observatory; meteorology; August William Doberck; Manila Observatory; astronomy; terrestrial magnetism

Chapter.  12282 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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