|Alternative reference number||RBC/2/127|
|Title||'A method for the making a History of the weather' by Robert Hooke|
|Description||'For the better making a History of the Weather I conceive it requisite to observe|
- The strength and Quarter of the Winds and to register the changes as often as they happen...'
- 'The degrees of heat and cold in the Air, which will be best observed by a seald Thermometer graduated according to the degrees of Expansions.....'
- 'The degrees of dryness or moisture in the Air which may be most conveniently observed by a Hygroscope...'
- 'The degrees of Pressure in the Air: which may be severall wayes observed, but best of all with an Instrument with Quicksilver....'
- 'The constitution and face of the Sky or Heavens; and this is best done by the Eye; here should be observed whether the Sky be clear or clouded; and if clouded after what manner; whether with high Exhalations or great white clouds or darke thick ones; whether these Clouds afford ffoggs or Mists, or sleet or rain or Snow etc...'
Recommending sealed thermometer, hygroscope, barometer for recording the weather (figures in text)
Recommending how results should be presented: '...It will be desirable to order them so, that the scheme of a whole month may at one view be presented to the Eye: and this may conveniently be done on the Pages of a book in folio, allowing 15 dayes for one side, and 15 dayes for the other. Let each of these Pages be divided into 9 columnes and distinguished by perpendicular lines.....'. Provides an example
Read to the Royal Society on 7 October 1663
|Related records in the catalogue||RBO/3/1|
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|NA8242||Hooke; Robert (1635 - 1703); natural philosopher||1635 - 1703|