Abbe then invented an anemobarometer to test the effect of chimney and window drafts on barometers in enclosed spaces. In 1868 he was hired by the Cincinnati Astronomical Society but the organization lacked funding and he lost his job less than a year later. Meteorological career
In order to compile his information Abbe required a time-keeping system that was consistent between the stations.
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