Methods of ascertaining the distance from ships at sea

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Page 18 - ... the centre of the storm ought to lie at right angles to the direction of the wind, but from a table given by Capt. Toynbee, showing the result of one hundred and eight observations taken on board ships whose position with regard to the centre was accurately known, it seems that the average value of the angle between the direction of the wind and the bearing of the centre is 118; that is to say, the average incurvature is 28, or 2 points. If this is correct, it follows that in whatever part...

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