Proceedings of the First-Third Convention of Weather Bureau Officials, 1898, 1901, 1904 Volume 3

Proceedings of the First-Third Convention of Weather Bureau Officials, 1898, 1901, 1904 Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...apparatus exhibited since 1871 in the instrument room of the office in Washington was one of the sights to be seen by evry visitor to the city and was very instructive. In fact, the success of our work during the first two years produced a profound impression throughout the country, and everyone felt a little awe as he looked over our weather maps and our apparatus, as though he was in the presence of something uncanny. Every effort was made through the daily press, and especially by Prof. T. B. Maury through the popular monthly magazines, to educate the public to the idea that our work was simply an application of principles that are well recognized in physics, and that indeed everyone ought to study the weather map in his own interest. A small booklet was issued by the office entitled " Weather Maps and How to Use Them," which had a wide. circulation through several editions. At the close of the month of January, 1873, I submitted to General Myer a brief summary of the storms of that month under the somewhat ambitious title of the Monthly Weather Review. Its publication was ordered, and has continued without interruption ever since. In fact, similar numbers for the six preceding months were afterwards prepared and published. This Monthly Weather Review has been greatly enlarged, and its scope has broadened until it is now recognized as a very useful educational journal in meteorology. The policy of the office has always been to encourage the free distribution of the daily weather map and of any information in its possession that will contribute to an intelligent appreciation of the forces at work to bring about the complex phenomena of the weather. As early as 1872 some of our stations began to receive visits from...
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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123677096X
  • 9781236770967