Reference numberPP/3/19
Previous numbersPP/35/20
TitlePaper, 'Remarks on the soundings and temperatures obtained in the Faeroe [Faroe-Shetland] Channel during the summer of 1882' by T H Tizard
DescriptionTizard writes: 'The exploration of the Faeroe Channel commenced by H M S “Lightning, ”in 1868,, under the direction of Dr. Carpenter, F R S, the late Sir Wyville Thomson, F R S, and Mr. Gwyn Jeffreys, F R S, at the instance off the Royal Society revealed a remarkable peculiarity, namely, the fact that over one portion of that channel the temperature of the water at the bottom differed 12° to 14° F. from that obtained at similar depths in the other portion, and further investigation by H M S “Porcupine” in 1869 confirmed the observations previously obtained on board the “Lightning.” The cause of this phenomenon appears to have been unsuspected at the time, but during the voyage of H M S “Challenger” several such peculiarities were observed, though not to such a marked extent, and a theory was formed that where differences of bottom temperature existed at equal depths in adjoining, areas those areas would probably be found separated by submarine ridges.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Oceanography

Received 16 April 1883. Read 10 May 1883. Communicated by Frederick Evans.

A version of this paper was published in volume 35 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Remarks on the soundings and temperatures obtained in the Faeroe Channel during the Summer of 1882'.
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1883.0037
Fellows associated with this archive
NA2869Carpenter; William Benjamin (1813 - 1885); naturalist1813 - 1885
NA6353Thomson; Sir; Charles Thomas Wyville (1830 - 1882); naturalist1830 - 1882
NA1658Jeffreys; John Gwyn (1809 - 1885)1809 - 1885
NA2166Evans; Sir; Frederick John Owen (1815 - 1885)1815 - 1885
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