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Monthly weather review author and subject index 1873-1935
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    "The Monthly Weather Review Author and Subject Index 1873-1935 is based on the Monthly Weather Review index to volumes 1-63, and supplements 1-35, covering the period 1873-1935. Samuel Baig of the New York Public Library compiled this index for the Weather Bureau in 3 typewritten volumes; the volumes are cataloged in the library's Rare Books collection. These three volumes hold the key to the voluminous information contained in the Monthly Weather Review and are much more comprehensive than an author-article table of contents. The index originally was comprised of both subject matter and authors in one alphabetical master index. The NOAA Central Library transcribed these volumes and separated them into two sub-indices: an author index and a subject matter index. These indices greatly enhance the usefulness of the Monthly Weather Review as they refer not only to articles, but in many instances to material contained within various articles such as location of specific tornadoes and other weather phenomena, reference to various types of equipment, individuals mentioned within articles, etc. These indices will be of value to modern meteorologists in tracing the evolution of various instruments and techniques, climatologists in researching various historical weather events, historians of meteorological science, and those who are looking for the sheer enjoyment of reading great weather stories"--Background.

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