[tz] Fixed typos
Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca
Sun Aug 20 16:34:38 UTC 2017
On 2017-08-20 06:22, J William Piggott wrote:
> On 08/20/2017 12:17 AM, Ice Karma (J. Connell) wrote:
>> I suspect "meterological" in the first diff hunk should actually read
>> "meteorological", rather than "metrological".
> It seems unlikely that the Madras Observatory was making weather reports.
> I imagine the author intended to write "astronomical" measurements.
> However, since it is written as a direct quote the mistake should be
> left as is, possibly with [sic]?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astronomical_seeing depends on cloud cover,
precipitation, temperatures and wind variations up thru the atmospheric layers,
so astronomers had to be local amateur meteorologists, before there were
professional meteorologists using the telegraph to compile observations, study
patterns and systems, draw synoptic maps, and make forecasts, or radiosondes to
report observations at multiple altitudes.
Navies have been deeply involved in weather, mapping, navigational astronomy,
time keeping, and oceanography, and have driven developments across these areas,
e.g. the Admiralty/RN and RGO on time and the longitude; USNO, NOAA, and NASA
appear to cooperate closely and even overlap in some areas.
Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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