CD: Preliminary Inventory of the Climatological and Hydrological Records of the Weather Bureau: Record Group 27, No. 27 - Harold T. Pinkett, Hellen T. Finneran, and Katherine H. Davidson. "The functions of the Weather Bureau were defined in the Act of 1890 by the duties prescribed for its Chief: (the chief) shall have charge of the forecasting of weather, the issue of storm warnings, the display of weather and flood signals for the benefit of agriculture, commerce, and navigation, the gauging and reporting of rivers, the maintenance and operation of sea-coast telegraph lines and the collection and navigation, the reporting of temperature and rain-fall conditions for the cotton interests, the display of frost and cold-wave signals, the distribution of meteorological information in the interests of agriculture and commerce, and the taking of such meteorological observations as may be necessary to establish and record the climatic conditions of the United States, or as are essential for the proper execution of the foregoing duties. Important additional functions designed to aid aviation were given to the Weather Bureau by the Air Commerce Act of 1926 and the Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938. This inventory describes most of the basic climatological records created by the Weather Bureau from 1893 to about 1940 and a few climatological records created by the Signal Service."
(1952), 2007, CD, Adobe Acrobat, v6, Graphic Images, PC and Mac, 82 pp.
101-CD4022 ISBN: 0788440225