History of weather observations. San Francisco, California, 1844-1948
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History of weather observations. San Francisco, California, 1844-1948

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  • Alternative Title:
    San Francisco, California, 1844-1948
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    "The goal of this study is to document the primary weather observational history at San Francisco that was part of the path to the current National Weather Service's observing program. Climatic data from San Francisco weather observations throughout the period of record are readily available from the National Climatic Data Center, the Western Regional Climate Center, and the State Climatologist of California. The station's history since 1947 is well documented and also available through easily obtainable climatic records. The challenge of this study was to identify San Francisco's role in the development of the formal weather observational program and where it fit in the route from the Army surgeons, through the Smithsonian Observers, the Signal Service Observer Sergeants, the Weather Bureau meteorologists, to the National Weather Service observational network of today. Therefore, the focus of this study is on the period before 1948, the generally accepted start of the modern era of the documentation of weather observations"--Introduction.
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    prepared by Glen Conner.

    "February 2005."

    "This report was prepared for the Midwestern Regional Climate Center under the auspices of the Climate Database Modernization Program [CDMP], NOAA's National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, North Carolina."

    Mode of access: World Wide Web.

    System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 31-33).

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