History of weather observations. Sacramento, California, 1849-1948
Corporate Authors:Climate Database Modernization Program (U.S.) ; Midwestern Regional Climate Center (U.S.) ;
Description:"The goal of this study was to document the primary weather observational history in Sacramento, California that was part of the path to the current National Weather Service's observing program. Climatic data from the Sacramento stations that made 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 Sacramento'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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