Reference numberRR/15/106
TitleReferee's report by Hugh Longbourne Callendar, on a paper 'Underground temperature at Oxford in the year 1899 as determined by five platinum resistance thermometers' by Arthur Alcock Rambaut
DateJune 1900
DescriptionSectional committee: Physics and chemistry

It doubtful the paper possesses sufficient novelty to be published in the Philosophical Transactions. If published it should be in full. The work is undoubtedly one of great labour and accuracy and presented in excellent form. The results are probably more accurate than any previous work with mercury thermometers, but since the instruments and methods are the referee's own he fears that his opinion on this point cannot be regarded as unbiased. He has difficulty in recommending the publication of this paper due to its lack of novelty and he has heard it suggested too much space has already The publication of the paper would be extremely helpful to those working with similar instruments, and discusses a number of points in connection with the testing of the instruments and reduction of results, which are important from the point of view of observatory work, and would help to give confidence in the application of the method. Concludes with a number of suggestions regarding the modification of the curves accompanying the paper.

[Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society, 1900].

Endorsed on verso as received 30 June 1900.
Physical descriptionStandardised form (type A) and note on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rsta.1900.0027
Related records in the catalogueRR/15/104
Fellows associated with this archive
NA5307Callendar; Hugh Longbourne (1863 - 1930)1863 - 1930
NA2892Rambaut; Arthur Alcock (1859 - 1923)1859 - 1923
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