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Early China Coast MeteorologyThe Role of Hong Kong$
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P. Kevin MacKeown

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9789888028856

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888028856.001.0001

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Nineteenth-Century Observatories

Nineteenth-Century Observatories

(p.1) 1 Nineteenth-Century Observatories
Early China Coast Meteorology

P. Kevin MacKeown

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter examines nineteenth-century meteorological observatories in relation to the history of the Hong Kong Observatory. It discusses early systematic observations of the weather prior to 1860, the recording of meteorological phenomena in China and the role of observatories as the main source of information on meteorology. It describes the earliest meteorological institutions in China including the Russian Observatory in Peking and some of the established observatories in the China Coast during the nineteenth century.

Keywords:   observatories, meteorology, Hong Kong Observatory, meteorological phenomena, China, Russian Observatory, China Coast

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