Record

Reference numberRR/16/153
LevelItem
TitleReferee's report by William Napier Shaw, on a paper 'On the influence of the time factor on the correlation between Barometric heights at two stations 1000 miles apart' by Frances Evelyn Cave-Browne-Cave
Date9 July 1904
DescriptionSectional Committee: not stated [Meteorology]

Not recommended for publication in the Philosophical Transactions. There are signs of hurry in the writing out, which are trifling perhaps in themselves but very inconsiderate for the reader. He is not prepared to accept part of the conclusion of the paper without further investigation which the author might be expected to complete. The mathematical method itself is not new but the representation of the time correlation by a curve is, so far as he knows. Unnecessary detail is given, for instance, in setting out the results of each of 20 random predictions. The results obtained represent a large amount of work and are a necessary part of the examination of the method as applied to meterological data. The part of the paper considering whether the correlation can be accounted for by available meterological data is quite inadequate. Ample data is available for the region in question. There can be no doubt that in some cases there are correlations between pressure variations at the stations arising from conditions recognised in conventional meteorology. Whether this is true of Wilmington and Halifax requires examination. If it be so the examination of such recognized correlation by Professor K Pearson's method would be very valuable as an illustration of the power of the method to deal with the facts. Recommends they postpone consideration of the paper until the author has had an opportunity of dealing with the latter portion of the work.

[Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society, 1904].

Endorsed on recto as received 12 July 1904.
Extent4p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionLetter on Paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1904.0136 Vol.74 1904
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA7142Shaw; Sir; William Napier (1854 - 1945)1854 - 1945
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView



    CONTACT US

    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →

    SUBSCRIBE

    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView