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On the problem of comparing station pressures at varying elevations
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    United States, Weather Bureau,
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    Office note (Joint Numerical Weather Prediction Unit (U.S.)) ; no. 7
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    "The problem discussed in this paper is among the oldest in modern meteorology. Its solution has been hampered by 'consistently vague statements of the problem. V.E. Jakl, in an intra-bureau communication in1952, has indicated the problem to be a comparison of station pressures which would conveniently yield horizontal pressure gradients. He said, however, 'It was realized from the very beginning of meteorological science that pressures had to be reduced to some fixed level in order to obtain pressure gradients, even though the deficiencies of such a system were recognized from the beginning." This is an expression of a crucial point of departure from the real problem. This departure has been universally shared by early writers on the subject"--Page 1, paragraph 1.

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