Title: Aero-therapeutics; or, The treatment of lung diseases by climate; being the Lumleian lectures for 1893 delivered before the Royal college of physicians, with an address on the high altitudes of Colorado
Year: 1894 (1890s)
Authors: Williams, Charles Theodore,1838-1912
Subjects: Altitude, Influence of Medical climatology
Publisher: London, New York, Macmillan and co.
Contributing Library: Yale University, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Open Knowledge Commons and Yale University, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library
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el. A large portion of itreaches the American coast, and produces, accordingto Von Baer, such an effect on its climate, that on thesouthern side of the narrow promontory of Alaska,humming birds are found, while the northern shores,which are washed by the cold current from BehringsStraits, are visited by walrus.1 This warm currentbends the isotherms northwards, as is seen in Diagram4, and gives Sitka and the coasts of British Columbiatheir immunity from the ice which imprisons theharbours of Asia in corresponding latitudes. To this current the fine climate of South Californiaowes its equability, and its protection from the great Scott, Elementary Meteorology, p. 306. 12 AERO-THERAPEUTICS extremes of its inland neighbour, Arizona. The KuroSiwo current, like the Gulf Stream, has a coolinginfluence in summer, and the effect of the westerlywinds it produces may be seen in the contrast betweenthe July temperatures of the Pacific Coast stationsand of those at some little distance inland. For
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DIAGRAM 4.—INFLUENCE OF KURO SIWO CURRENT ON PACIFICWINTER TEMPERATURES. instance, at San Diego, in South California, the Julymean is 67° F., whereas at Yuma, in Arizona, at thesame latitude, and less than 200 miles inland, it is920 F., a difference of 250 ; and again at CapeMendocino, on the Pacific Coast, compared with RedBluff, less than 100 miles inland, there is a difference . COLD CURRENTS 13 of 28°. On the other hand, in January, the PacificCoast temperatures are higher than the inland ones,that of San Diego being 54° against 50° of Yuma,and that of Cape Mendocino being higher than thatof Red Bluff. THE INDIAN EQUATORIAL CURRENT In the Indian Ocean the equatorial currents areto some extent, embayed, as there is no exit on thenorthern side, and they become drift currents dependingon the monsoons and changing with them, but themain equatorial current, east of the line, splits on thecoast of Madagascar, and the larger portion of itflows down the Mozambique Channel, and becom
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