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history of the United States Weather Bureau.

Donald Robert Whitnah

history of the United States Weather Bureau.

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Published by University of Illinois Press in Urbana .
Written in English

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  • United States. Weather Bureau.

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQC875.U7 W45
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 267 p.
    Number of Pages267
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5796245M
    LC Control Number60008345

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This was a phd. theseus. then published as a book. it is a very well researched and easy read. since it takes the u.s. weather bureau (now the national weather service) history up until the s it is not out of date. one of only a few works on united states meteorological history.

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Harvey. An agency was born which would affect the daily lives of most of the citizens of the United States through its forecasts and warnings. The new agency operated under the Army's Signal Service from to InCongress voted to transfer the agency to the Department of Agriculture and renamed it the Weather Bureau.

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