History of weather observations. Louisville, Kentucky 1851 - 2004
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 history in the Louisville Kentucky area that was part of the path to the current National Weather Service's observing program. Climatic data from stations in the Louisville area that made weather observations throughout the period of record are readily available from the National Climatic Data Center, the Midwestern Regional Climate Center, and the State Climatologist of Kentucky. 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 Louisville'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 1947, the generally accepted start of the modern era of the documentation of weather observations"--Introduction.
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