Record

Reference numberCLP/20/2/1
LevelItem
TitleList, 'For the better making a history of the weather, I conceive it requisite to observe ...' by Robert Hooke
Date[7 October 1663]
DescriptionHooke then lists the things that should be observed to make a history [record] of the weather:
1. The strength of the winds
2. The degrees of heat and cold in the air, observed by a thermometer
3. The degrees of dryness and moisture in the air, observed by a hygroscope
4. The pressure in the air, observed by an instrument containing quicksilver
5. The consitution and face of the sky
6. What effects the weather produces on the body of men (colds, fevers, etc)
7. What thunder and lightning may happen, and its effect on the natural world
8. Anything extraordinary on the tides
Thinks that these should be diligently observed and recorded by someone near. Suggests a scheme for recording a month's weather so that it can be viewed by eye on a page.

Includes a practice table filled in for three days under these headings. Also includes a drawing of an instrument desgined to show wind direction [CLP/20/2/2]

Subject: Meteorology
Extent4p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueCLP/20/2
CLP/20/2/2
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8242Hooke; Robert (1635 - 1703); natural philosopher1635 - 1703
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