The 18th Century Climate of Jamaica Derived from the Journals of Thomas Thistlewood, 1750-1786, Volume 92, Part 2

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American Philosophical Society, 2003 - Science - 153 pages
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Page 7 - A change in our climate however is taking place very sensibly. Both heats and colds are become much more moderate within the memory even of the middle-aged. Snows are less frequent and less deep. They do not often lie, below the mountains, more than one, two, or three days, and very rarely a week. They are remembered to have been formerly frequent, deep, and of long continuance. The elderly inform me the earth used to be covered with snow about three months in every year. The rivers...
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Page 145 - HF, and V. Markgraf (eds.). El Nino and the Southern Oscillation: Multiscale Variability and Global and Regional Impacts. Cambridge. UK: Cambridge University Press, pp.
Page 146 - Landsea, CW, RA Pielke Jr., AM Mestas-Nunez and JA Knaff, 1999: Atlantic basin hurricanes: indices of climatic change. Climatic Change, 42, 89-129.
Page 117 - were no birds stirring" and that "many fish [were] thrown up dead upon the shore ... all the woods and mountains look open and bare, and very ragged [and] the woods appear like our woods in England in the fall of the leaf, when about half down.
Page 111 - on the east by Kirkpatrick Pen and lands belonging to Goodin and Thomas Hall Esqr., on the south-east the property extended beyond the King's road and on the south it was bounded by the King's road to Savanna la Mar and lands belonging to John Prynold.
Page 146 - Parker, DE 1990. Effects of changing exposure of thermometers at land stations.
Page 116 - The boards, staves and shingles blown about as if they were feathers. Most of the new wharf washed away, vast wrecks of sea weeds drove a long way upon the land, a heavy iron roller case carried a long way from where it lay, and half buried in the sand.
Page 49 - North fide paridles, as St. James and St. Mary, and at the two extremities, St. Thomas and Portland in the Eaft, Weftmoreland and Hanover in the Weft, there were moderate ihowers.
Page 132 - September 1751, Violence or Force, NOT Velocity, say 6 3rd October 1780, say 10 1st August 1781, say 4 1/2 The greatest I ever saw at home [Lincolnshire, England], about 3.

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