Meteorological essays and observations


John Frederic Daniell
Title PageTable 7Pages 342 & 343

Daniell (1790-1845), professor of chemistry at King's College, developed many important meteorological instruments, which are described in this book. This work is "the first attempt to collect scattered facts on the subject, and to explain the main phenomena of the atmosphere by physical laws. Daniell insisted on the paramount importance of extreme accuracy in meteorological observation, and kept a model record of atmospheric changes. He called attention to the necessity of attending to the moisture of hothouses, and caused a revolution in hothouse management."