History of weather observations. Mount Vernon Barracks, Alabama, 1840-1892
Corporate Authors:Climate Database Modernization Program (U.S.) ; Midwestern Regional Climate Center (U.S.) ;
Description:"Mount Vernon Arsenal was authorized by Congress in 1824 being completed in 1828. The name was changed to Mount Vernon Barracks in July 1873. Weather observations were made by the U.S. Army post surgeons from September 1840 until February 1892. No weather records have been located for the period December 1860 through September 1873. The facility was closed in 1894 being deeded to the state of Alabama when it became the Searcy Hospital... The goal of this study is to document the primary weather observational path at Mount Vernon Barracks, Alabama. Throughout the research for and preparation of this study, the goal was to produce a document that future studies can use to evaluate the validity of the data that were collected here, judge the trustworthiness of the observers who collected them, and determine the climatological significance of the whatever variability may be discerned"--Introduction.
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