Physicist Amos Emerson Dolbear is most famous for a small report he published in an 1897 issue of the American Naturalist that included these words: "The rate of [a cricket's] chirp seems to be entirely determined by temperature and this to such a degree that one may easily compute the temperature when the number of chirps per minute is known." This came to be known as Dolbear's Law.
Why Are Cricket Chirps Dependent on Temperature?
Who Was Amos Emerson Dolbear?
Can Crickets Really Tell The Temperature?
We've known they can for more than a century.
Written by Austin Jesse Mitchell December 16, 2016
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