APPENDIX

BRIEF TABLES OF EQUIVALENTS

Length.
1 millimeter = 0. 0393700 inch.1
1 centimeter = 0.393700 inch.
1 decimeter = 3.93700 inches.
1 meter = 39.3700 inches.
1 kilometer = 39370.0 inches. = 0.621370 mile.

Mass.
1 milligram = 0.015432356 grain.
1 centigram = 0.15432356 grain.
1 decigram = 1.5432356 grains.
1 gram = 15.432356 grains.
1 kilogram = 15432.356 grains. = 2.204621 lbs. avoirdupois.

Temperature.
-100° C. = - 148° F. -45° C. = -49° F. 5° C. = 41° F. 55° C. = 131° F.
-95° C. = -139° F. -40° C. = -40° F. 10° C. = 50° F. 60° C. = 140° F.
-90° C. = -130° F. -35° C. = -31° F. 15° C. = 59° F. 65° C. = 149° F.
-85° C. = -121° F. -30° C. = -22° F. 20° C. = 68° F. 70° C. = 158° F.
-80° C. = -112° F. -25° C. = -13° F. 25° C. = 77° F. 75° C. = 167° F.
-75° C. = -103° F. -20° C. = -4° F. 30° C. = 86° F. 80° C. = 176° F.
-70° C. = -94° F. -15° C. = 5° F. 35° C. = 95° F. 85° C. = 185° F.
-65° C. = -85° F. -10° C. = 14° F. 40° C. = 104° F. 90° C. = 194° F.
-60° C. = -76° F. -5° C. = 23° F. 45° C. = 113° F. 95° C. = 203° F.
-55° C. = -67° F. 0° C. = 32° F. 50° C. = 122° F. 100° C. = 212° F.
-50° C. = -58° F.

The temperature of freezing water is marked 0 on the Centigrade and 32 on the Fahrenheit scale, while that of boiling water at atmospheric pressure is marked 100 and 212, respectively. That is, on the Centigrade scale there are 100 equal divisions or steps between these two fixed temperatures, while on the Fahrenheit there are 180. Hence the change of 100°

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The legal equivalent in the United States. In Great Britain it is 0.03937079 inch.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Preface and Credits vii
  • Contents ix
  • List of Illustrations xv
  • List of Charts xvii
  • Introduction 1
  • Bibliography 2
  • Chapter I- The Atmospheres of the Earth and of the Planets 4
  • Bibliography 13
  • Chapter II- Atmospheric Air 14
  • Bibliography 26
  • Chapter III- MicroÖrganisms and Dust-Motes of the Air 27
  • Bibliography 37
  • Chapter IV- Physical Conditions of the Sun and Its Relation to the Earth''s Atmosphere 38
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  • Chapter V- Heat, Light, and Temperature 46
  • Bibliography 60
  • Chapter VI- Thermometry 61
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  • Chapter VII- Distribution of Insolation and the Resulting Temperatures of the Atmosphere, the Land, and the Water 69
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  • Chapter VIII- The Isothermal Layer 119
  • Bibliography 126
  • Chapter IX- Atmospheric Pressure and Circulation 127
  • Bibliography 170
  • Chapter X- The Winds of the Globe 172
  • Bibliography 188
  • Chapter XI- The Clouds 190
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  • Chapter XII- Precipitation 199
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  • Chapter XIII- Forecasting the Weather and Storms 216
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  • Chapter XIV- Optical Phenomena in Meteorology 244
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