This chapter examines the situation at the Hong Kong Observatory and its achievements in typhoon studies during the first fifteen years of its existence. It discusses director August William Doberck's conflict with his assistant astronomer John Isaac Plummer. It also highlights the publication of the second edition of Doberck's Law of Storms in 1890, which was still without the imprint of the observatory. It discusses and analyzes the accomplishments of Doberck in relation to the historical framework in which the observatory was made.
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