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Early instrumental meteorological observations in the Czech Lands II: Andreas Sterly, Jihlava, 1816-1840 (1844)

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Year of publication 2007
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Meteorologický časopis
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Faculty of Science

Field Atmosphere sciences, meteorology
Keywords early instrumental measurements; pressure; temperature; precipitation; cloudiness; wind; meteorological phenomena; Andreas Sterly; Jihlava
Description Systematic meteorological observations associated with the meteorological activities of the Imperial-Royal Moravian-Silesian Economic Society in Brno began in many parts of Moravia and Silesia in the first third of the 19th century. Outstanding amongst them were the activities of the magistrate councillor Andreas Sterly at Jihlava, whose daily observations are preserved (with gaps) for the years 1816-1826 and can be found in the archives ofthe Society. Monthly summaries for the period 1817-1840 (precipitation 1821-1844) appeared in Pokorny (1852).This current paper gives a detailed description of these measurements, including also the results of a statistical analysis of air pressure and temperature, precipitation, cloudiness, wind strength and direction, fog, hail and thunderstorms.
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