History of weather observations. Shreveport, Louisiana, 1867 - 1957
Corporate Authors:Climate Database Modernization Program (U.S.) ; Midwestern Regional Climate Center (U.S.) ;
Description:"The goal of this study is to document the primary weather observational path at Shreveport, LA leading to the Weather Bureau observing program in the first half of the 20th Century. Descriptions of Shreveport weather observations since the 1950s are available through obtainable climatic records, with the challenge being to identify and define the roots of the path that began in the 19th Century and continued through times of significant transition in the early 1900s. Extrinsic observations, i.e., those by Smithsonian and Voluntary (or Cooperative) observers, are considered in relation to the beginning of the central observational stream eventually established by the Signal Service, and subsequently, the Weather Bureau. This does not minimize the importance of these collateral observations, but rather focuses on the original events that led to the routine, formal weather observing program of modern times"--Introduction.
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