Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 381–82.

On The Uses of the Common Thermometer as a Hydrometer

G, K—s, pseud.  [Robert Gordon] *




Meteorology, Instruments, Heat

People mentioned:

Horace B de Saussure, Jean A Deluc

    Discusses and describes the 'differential thermometer' used by John Leslie to 'measure the relative dryness of the atmosphere' in place of a conventional hygrometer (381). Relates how a common thermometer can be used in a similar way, stating that, 'though it may not possess the same degree of delicacy, it is sufficiently accurate for all the ordinary purposes of meteorology' (382).

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