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tion. It may be proper, however, to observe, that under the head of the latter is registered, what, as far as we know, has never been done in any meteorological record, we mean the Point of Deposition, or that temperature at which the atmosphere would be completely saturated with moisture, and would of course begin to deposite that moisture in the form of dew or rain. This point is calculated by the formula given by Mr Anderson, in his very profound and philosophical article on Hygrometry, in the Edinburgh Encyclopædia ; an article of which it has justly been observed, that " it has reduced into the form of a science a subject hitherto obscure and little understood." The mean point of deposition, according to Mr Anderson's theory, is about 6° below the mean temperature of the place, and coincides nearly with the mean of the minimum temperature. The abstract given below will enable our readers to verify or disprove this theory. The second column of the abstract contains the monthly extremes, which require no explanation.

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METEOROLOGICAL TABLE, extracted from the Register kept on the Banks of the Tay, four miles east from Perth, Latitude 56° 25', Elevation 185 feet.

SEPTEMBER 1817.
Means.

Extremes.
THERMOMETER. Degrees.

THERMOMETER. Degrees. Mean of greatest daily heat, 60.366 Greatest heat,

69.000 cold, 46.716 Greatest cold,

29th,

35.000 temperature, 10 A. Ú. 55.833 Highest, 10 Á. M. 3d,

64.000 10 P. M. 50.583 Lowest ditto, 30th,

43.000 of daily extremes, 53.541 Highest, 10 P. M. 16th,

59.000 10 A. M. and 10 P. M. 53.208 Lowest ditto 29th,

41.000 4 daily observations,

53.375
BAROMETER.

Inches.
BAROMETER.

Inches.
Highest, 10 A. M.

6th,

30.090 Mean of 10'A. M. (temp. of mer. 38) 29.801 Lowest ditto,

26th,

28.680 ..... 10 P. M. (temp. of mer. 58) 29.785 Highest, 10 Þ. M.

14th,

30.050 ..... both, (temp. of mer. 58) 29.793 Lowest ditto,

28.490 HYGROMETER (LESLIE'S.) Degrees.

HYGROMETER. Degrees. Mean dryness, 10 A. M.

19.466 Highest, 10 A. M.

29th,

35.000 • 10 P. M. 8.700 Lowest ditto,

7th,

10.000 of both, 14.083 Highest, 10 P. M. 5th,

16.000 Mean point of deposition (Fahr.) 47.600 Lowest ditto,

0.000 Rain in inches, 0.899 Greatest rain in 24 hours, 3d,

0.414 Evaporation in ditto,

1.578 Least ditto,

17th,

0.004 Fair days, or rain less than .oi,

20 Greatest mean daily evap. 26th

to 30th,

0.084 10 Least ditto,

6th to 10th,

0.038 Wind from'w.of meridian, including N. 9 Highest point of deposition, 16th,

56.000 E. of meridian, including S. 21

Lowest ditto,

30th,

28.000 General character of the month-dry, with gentle winds, and a good deal of sunshine.

26th,

7th,

.

METEOROLOGICAL TABLE, kept at Edinburgh, in the Observatory, Calton-hill. N. B.-The Observations are made twice every day, at eight o'clock in the morning, and eight o'clock in

the evening

Attach.
Ther. Barom. Ther.

Attach.
Ther. Barom.

Wind.

Ther.

Wind.

Sept. 1

17{

18

.686 M.56 s. w. Showers.

M.56 29.611 M.61 Is. W. Fair.
E. 55

.755 E. 59
M.56 .730 M.56
2

S. W. Fair.
E. 56 .766 E. 57
M.60 .575 M.58

Fair foren.
3

S. W.
E. 61 .606 E. 56

rain aftern.
M.56 .694 M.58
4

S. W. Showers.
.854 E. 59S
E. 52

M.52 .946 M.58
5

S. W. Fair.
E. 51 .854 E.155
M.55
E. 53 .698 E. 58

M.50 .905 M.58
7

S. Showers.
E. 54 .815 E. 59 S

M.52
8
753 M.57)

S.
E. 57 .716 E 50S

Fog.
M.51 .909 M.58
9X

Cble. Fair.
.928 E. 57 )
E. 51
M.53 .811 M.58

Chle. Fair.
778 E. 61
M.58
11
.778 M.60

S.
E.58 .736 E. 61

Cloudy.
M.59 .475 M.61

Sept.16{

M.60 29.807 M.60
E. 62 .879 E. 64

S. Fair.
M.62

.879 M.64
E. 57

Chle. Fair.
.879 E. 63
M.52 .805 M.59
E. 53

E.
.693 E. 58

Fair.
M.53
19

.663 M.56
E, 57

Cble. Rain.
.714 E, 59
M.55
20

.816 M.57
E. 52
.855 E,56

Cble. Rain.
M.54
21

.830 M.56
E. 53

Cble. Fair.
.830 E. 56
M.51
22
.773 M.55

Fair foren.
E.52

N.E. .781E. 55

rain afterns M.50 23

•765 M.54
E.50

.787 E. 55 }|N. E. Fair.
24.
M.52 710 M.57)
. 466 E. 57 S

Cble. Fair.
M.55
25

.129 M.56
E. 5428.799 €.56 }|S.W.

Showers.
M.53
26

.468 M.56

.468 E. 55 ) S.W. Fair.
M.49
27

.61 M.54
E. 46

.781 E. 51 }(N.W. Fair. 28

E.54

104|E.57

E. 52

12{

S.E. Rain.
E.50 .454 E, 58 )
M.49
.740 M.55

Frost morn. 13

W. E. 54 .807 E. 59 s

shower even. .842 M.54)

Cble. Fair. E. 49 .842 E.57 .911 M.55

S. Fair. 17 .848 E. 60S

M.49 29.182 M.53
E. 44

.461 E.50 ) N.W. Fair.
M.14
29

.564 M.50
E. 42

.813 E. 48) N.W. Fair.
M.37 .813 M.47
30

Rain mora,
E. 401 738 E. 41 W.

snow on hills Rain, inches 1.18

14{ 15 M.51

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