Excerpt from Johns Hopkins University Circulars, Vol. 18: November, 1898
Somewhat over a year ago an entire reorganization of the work of the Maryland Weather Service was effected. It seemed desirable to transfer the accumulation of the general climatic data to the Climate and Crop Ser vice of the Weather Bureau, which is much more fully equipped for carry ing on that phase of the work, and to devote the money and energies of the Maryland Weather Service to the study of special problems connected with the climatology of the State. It was thought possible by conducting the work in close cooperation with the State Geological Survey, the State Agricultural institutions, and the U. S. Department of Agriculture to take up lines of research that would be of much permanent value to the people of the State. Arrangements were made for the publication of these investi gations in a new series of reports which should conform in all particulars to those already adopted for the State Geological Survey. These volumes, for which arrangements have now been perfected, will contain the results of investigations upon the climate of the State and will include reports upon the physiography, meteorology, medical climatology, agricultural soils, forestry, hydrography, crop conditions, botany, and zoology of Maryland.
The reports upon physiography and meteorology are already largely prepared and will constitute the first volume of the series. Dr. Cleveland Abbe, Jr. Has prepared a report upon the physiography while the longer and more elaborate statement regarding the meteorology of the State is divided into three parts, the general treatment of the subject being from the pen of the distinguished Professor Cleveland Abbe of the U. S. Weather Bureau; Mr. F. J. Walz the Local Forecast Official of the U. S. Weather Bureau in Baltimore and the Meteorologist of the State Weather Service will contribute the part relating to the meteorology of the State; while Mr. O. L. Fassig, his associate, will prepare those chapters which relate to the history of meteorological investigations in Maryland since early colonial days. The cordial support of Professor Willis L. Moore, Chief of the U. S. Weather Bureau, has been secured in this work as well as in many of the lines of special investigations which will be later pursued.
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