History of weather observations. Atchison, Kansas, 1865 - 2004
Corporate Authors:Climate Database Modernization Program (U.S.) ; Midwestern Regional Climate Center (U.S.) ;
Description:"By the efforts of a long series of volunteer observers, weather observations in Atchison, Kansas, have been taken since 1865. Dr. H. B. Horn began the observations as a Smithsonian Observer from his residence close to downtown Atchison. He later moved a few blocks north. In 1891, the observational program moved to Midland College, south of downtown but returned to the north side of town for one year in 1904/05. The program again moved south to the Midland College area in late 1905, where a series of three observers continued the work until 1919. At this point the monks at St. Benedict's Abbey began observing - a work they continue to this day... The goal of this study is to document the primary weather observational path at Atchison, Kansas, leading to the current and on-going National Weather Service's Cooperative observers. 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"--Executive summary.
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