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Typhoon Studies

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/9789888028856.003.0006
Typhoon Studies

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This chapter examines the situation at the Hong Kong Observatory and its achievements in typhoon studies during the first fifteen years of its existence. It discusses director August William Doberck's conflict with his assistant astronomer John Isaac Plummer. It also highlights the publication of the second edition of Doberck's Law of Storms in 1890, which was still without the imprint of the observatory. It discusses and analyzes the accomplishments of Doberck in relation to the historical framework in which the observatory was made.

Keywords: Hong Kong Observatory; typhoon studies; August William Doberck; John Isaac Plummer; Law of Storms

Chapter.  17817 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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