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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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Universal Dissatisfaction

Universal Dissatisfaction

(p.107) 5 Universal Dissatisfaction
Early China Coast Meteorology

P. Kevin MacKeown

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter examines the dissatisfaction that was made manifest with the Hong Kong Observatory in 1887, particularly in matters related to meteorology. The criticisms were centered on director August William Doberck's antagonism to the Manila Observatory and his over-excessive focus on astronomy and terrestrial magnetism matters. And in keeping with this charge, Doberck made no effort to make weather forecasts, except for the warning of approaching storms.

Keywords:   Hong Kong Observatory, meteorology, August William Doberck, Manila Observatory, astronomy, terrestrial magnetism

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