a1 Twillbee Cottage, Pitcombe, Bruton, Somerset BA10 OPE
a2 Nature Conservancy Council, Northminster House, Peterborough PE1 1UA
During the 1981–82 austral summer a Joint Services Expedition to South Georgia recorded meteorological observations at Royal Bay, near to the site of the German station of the First International Polar Year in 1882–83. Comparisons between the two sets of observations emphasize the storminess of the climate and indicate slightly higher temperatures in 1981–82. Weather conditions at Royal Bay in 1981–82 were more comparable to those at King Edward Point (Grytviken), the main meteorological station on the island, than in the central mountains of the Salvesen Range.
(Received October 1989)