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The Beginnings of Canadian Meteorology - Morley Thomas

The Beginnings of Canadian Meteorology


Published: 1st January 1991
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This detailed history of meteorology in Canada to 1880 focuses on the establishment and operation of the Magnetic and Meteorological Observatory in Toronto. Established in 1839–1840 by the British Government and manned by a Royal Artillery detachment, the Observatory came under the control of the Province of Canada by the 1850s and was supervised by the University of Toronto for the next two decades. Morley Thomas examines the military bureaucracy in the early days of the observatory and discusses the problems encountered by the observatory's director, G. T. Kingston, in trying to establish a climate observing network, the basis for a scientific national meteorological service that would collect climate data and issue daily weather forecasts.

ISBN: 9781550221497
ISBN-10: 1550221493
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 1st January 1991
Publisher: ECW Press,Canada
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 16.05  x 2.95
Weight (kg): 0.67