“Here you’ll find delicious wit, quirky characters, the colorful intrigues of daily life, and certainly love and laughter. . . . Delightful.” —Jan Karon Throughout her years as schoolmistress, Miss Read has gathered excellent accounts of the rich and varied history of her beloved English village, often through neighborly conversation over the gate. Fairacre has garnered its share of odd incidents, entertaining episodes, and village folklore, from an unusual recipe for weight loss found in an old notebook—and used with alarming consequences—to the tragic story of the village ghost. In Over the Gate, Miss Read retells many of these treasured stories of Fairacre past and present, with characteristic grace and wit. “Affectionate, humorous, and gently charming . . . sometimes funny, sometimes touching, always appealing.” —The New York Times “Miss Read has a humble, laughing heart.” —Mademoiselle
Radiation sensors on two ships of the U.S.S.R., one of Mexico, and one of the U.S. were compared during the GATE International Sea Trials (GIST), 2-10 August 1973, near 20N, 60W. Pyranometer comparison showed that two instruments disagreed by 23%, but the remaining four pyranometers disagreed by less than 6%. The data also suggest the Yanishevsky and Eppley pyranometers have dissimilar cosine response characteristics which causes them to disagree by 4 mW cm−2 or less at low sun elevation angels. Pyheliometers on the fours ships were in agreement to within 1.7%. Two pyrgeometers (an Anström type and Eppley type) differed by only 1.3%. An analysis of the GIST data suggests that, if conditions during the main field experiment are the same as in GIST, the three-day comparison period should be sufficient to reduce random errors in pyranometer measurements to 0.8%. This will allow determination of systematic pyranometer errors to well within the 5% level specified by ISMG.
GATE Convection Subprogram Data Center Comparison of Ship surface Rawinsonde and Tethered Sonde Wind Measurements
Poetry. Art. This book of haiku and photographs was conceived as a gift for poet Edith Shiffert on entering her ninety-first year. Shiffert has lived in Kyoto, Japan since 1963. She is the author of twelve collections of poetry, and has co-translated several volumes of Japanese poetry. Photographer John Einarsen, whose black-and-white images of Kyoto appear here paired with Shiffert's haiku, is the founding editor of Kyoto Journal. He writes in the preface: "Edith's writings, which contain Buddhist and Taoist sensibilities, yet remain totally individualistic, have taught me over the years to see Kyoto, nature, and existence from a new and profound perspective...I suspect that her poems and my photographs were essentially approached in a similar way: mostly by walking, with little or no purpose in mind, and simply recording impressions just as they were encountered."