The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile And Explorations of the Nile Sources by Sir Samuel W. Baker









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APPENDIX

    COMPUTATION OF MR. BAKER'S OBSERVATIONS.
    HEIGHTS OF STATIONS ABOVE THE MEAN LEVEL OF THE SEA DETERMINED
    BY BOILING-WATER - Page 660
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APPENDIX COMPUTATION OF MR.

BAKER'S OBSERVATIONS. HEIGHTS OF STATIONS ABOVE THE MEAN LEVEL OF THE SEA DETERMINED BY BOILING-WATER OBSERVATIONS BY S. W. BAKER, Esq. COMPUTED BY E. DUNKIN, Esq.

OF GREENWICH OBSERVATORY. Feet.

Tarrangolle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2047 Obbo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3480 Shoggo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3770 Asua River . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2619 Shooa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3619 Rionga's Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3685 Karuma, below falls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3737 Karuma, south of falls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3796 South of Karuma, at river level. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3794 M'rooli, river level, junction of Kafoor . . . . . . . . . . . 3796 West of M'rooli, on road to Albert lake . . . . . . . . . . . 4291 Land above lake, east cliff . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . 4117 Albert N'yanza, lake level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2448 Shooa Moru, island of Patooan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2918 Gondokoro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 1636

The above heights will be found to differ considerably from those given by Mr. Baker in his letter written from Khartoum in May, 1865, and published in the TIMES newspaper in June. This arises from Mr. Baker having corrected his observations, whilst in the interior of Africa, from what have since proved erroneous data: the above are the correct computations of the same observations.

REMARKS ON THE THERMOMETER B. W. USED BY MR. S. W. BAKER IN DETERMINING HEIGHTS. By Staff-Commander C. George, Curator of Maps, Royal Geographical Society.

This thermometer was one of the three supplied by the Royal Geographical Society to Consul Petherick, in 1861, and was made by Mr. Casella.

At Gondokoro, in March, 1862, it was lent to Mr. Baker, who made all his observations with it, and brought it back safe: it has, therefore, been in use about 4 and 3/4 years.

On November 9th, 1865, Mr. Baker returned it to the Royal Geographical Society, and it was immediately taken to Mr. Casella, who tested its accuracy by trying its boiling-point, in nearly the same manner as Mr. Baker had made his observations.

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