Ambient Weather AW-YG637M Admiral Fitzroy Storm Glass
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- How this storm glass really works is a mystery, but it is believed that electromagnetic changes in weather patterns activate crystals inside (sealed-glass chamber fills with crystals when air pressure decreases).
- A storm glass works on the premise that temperature and pressure affect solubility, sometimes resulting in clear liquid; other times causing precipitants to form. However, the method by which this works is not fully understood.
- Some people have proposed that surface interactions between the glass wall of the storm glass and the liquid contents account for the crystals. Explanations sometimes include effects of electricity or quantum tunneling across the glass.
- Includes one year warranty from Ambient Weather.
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During the historic voyage, FitzRoy carefully documented how the storm glass would predict the weather:
If the liquid in the glass is clear, the weather will be bright and clear.
If the liquid is cloudy, the weather will be cloudy as well, perhaps with precipitation.
If there are small dots in the liquid, humid or foggy weather can be expected.
A cloudy glass with small stars indicates thunderstorms.
If the liquid contains small stars on sunny winter days, then snow is coming.
If there are large flakes throughout the liquid, it will be overcast in temperate seasons or snowy in the winter.
If there are crystals at the bottom, this indicates frost.
If there are threads near the top, it will be windy.
The Storm Glass stands on a Mahogany wood base and is over 9 inches tall.
Top customer reviews
Save your money, folks. And please, don't buy these for gifts. You'll look foolish.
Update December 30, 2011
I bought 3 of these for Christmas, after the one didn't do anything, I opened up the other 2 and they are sitting and doing the same thing! NOTHING! I couldn't give them as gifts, so had to shop for replacement gifts. I am very disappointed. All I can say is that they are all consistant.......look the same, no action.
Rather hilarious how Admiral Fitzroy used !*magic*! to guide the H.M.S. Beagle (Charles Darwin's ship)... not to mention the later con on the British Navy. I wonder if he made money off his (worthless) invention... Been sitting in a temperature controlled place for quite a long time now and no change. Again, save your money. Sorry Admiral Fitzroy. You invention was a fraud.
Most recent customer reviews
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