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aggregate appearance of cloud aqueous atmosphere aqueous gas aqueous vapour arrive Askesian Society attendant circumstances attended attraction become boiling calm caloric cessation circumstances Cirri Cirro Cirro-cumulus Cirro-stratus Cirrus cold commences compound Modifications condensed conductors connexion continue crescens Cumulo-stratus Cumulus decomposition dense diffused direction distance distinct Modification earth effect elastic fluid Electricity elevation equilibrium Essay evaporating force experiments fair weather force of aqueous force of vapour formation formed frequently gases Gespenst Goethe grains per minute Hence inch of mercury increase intermediate intervals L. H. March large Cumuli latter liquid lower atmosphere lower Clouds masses Meteorology minute drops MODIFICATIONS OF CLOUDS nature Nimbus Nubes observation parallel bars particles of water pass Philosophical pressure produced proportion quantity of vapour rain seen separate showers similarly electrified sometimes space of atmosphere Stratus subside substance superior current surface temperature theory of Evaporation Torricellian vacuum uniform sheet upward Vapour plane visible
Page xii - Howard, gibt mit reinem Sinn Uns neuer Lehre herrlichsten Gewinn; Was sich nicht halten, nicht erreichen läßt, Er faßt es an, er hält zuerst es fest; Bestimmt das Unbestimmte, schränkt es ein, Benennt es treffend! - Sei die Ehre dein! Wie Streife steigt, sich ballt, zerflattert, fällt, Erinnre dankbar deiner sich die Welt.
Page xiii - Und wenn darauf zu höh'rer Atmosphäre Der tüchtige Gehalt berufen wäre, Steht Wolke hoch, zum herrlichsten geballt, Verkündet, festgebildet, Machtgewalt, Und, was ihr fürchtet und auch wohl erlebt, Wie's oben drohet, so es unten bebt. Cirrus Doch immer höher steigt der edle Drang! Erlösung ist ein himmlisch leichter Zwang. Ein Aufgehäuftes, flockig löst sich's auf, Wie Schäflein tripplend, leicht gekämmt zu Häuf. So fließt zuletzt was unten leicht entstand Dem Vater oben still in Schoß...
Page v - Horizontal, or slightly inclined masses, attenuated towards a part or the whole of their circumference, bent downward or undulated, separate or in groups, consisting of small clouds having these characters.
Page 16 - Consequently, the pressure or whole weight upon any one particle arises solely from those of its own kind. " 2. The force of steam from all liquids is the same at equal distances above or below the several temperatures at which they boil in the open air, and that force is the same under any pressure of another elastic fluid as it is in -vacua. Thus the force of aqueous vapour of 212° is equal to 30 inches of mercury; at 30°...
Page 2 - On the return of the sun, the level surface of this cloud begins to put on the appearance of cumulus, the whole ut the same time separating from the ground. The continuity is next destroyed, and the cloud ascends and evaporates, or passes on' with the appearance of the nascent cumulus.
Page 16 - Atmosphere," propounded the now celebrated view that " where two elastic fluids denoted by A and B are mixed together, there is no mutual repulsion amongst their particles; that is, the particles of A do not repel those of B, as they do one another ; consequently the pressure or whole weight upon any one particle arises solely from those of its own kind.
Page 6 - Modification lie mostly in the same plane, those which are more elevated appearing through the intervals of the lower, or the latter showing dark against the lighter ones above them. When the Cumulus increases rapidly, a Cirro-stratus is frequently seen to form around its summit, reposing thereon as on a mountain, while the former Cloud continues discernible in some degree through it. This state of things continues but a short time.
Page 19 - ... of the particles of air, and is similar to that which a stream of water meets with in descending amongst pebbles.
Page 1 - ... fair weather, are often periodical, and keep pace with the Temperature of the day. Thus, they will begin to form some hours after sun-rise, arrive at their maximum in the hottest part of the afternoon, then go on diminishing, and totally disperse about sun-set. But in chanffeable weather they partake of the vicissitudes of the atmosphere: sometimes evaporating almost as soon as formed; at others suddenly forming, and as quickly passing to the compound modifications.