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University Meteorological Committee



  • Existence: 1942

Historical Note

The University Meteorological Committee was founded during World War II in order to train meteorologists, meteorological observers, and technicians. Carl-Gustav Rossby directed the committee, which comprised one representative from meteorological programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, California Insititute of Technology, the University of California at Los Angeles, and the University of Chicago.1 The committee coordinated military training programs in meteorology and advised the armed services on technical problems in meteorology.

1. Kristine C. Harper, “An Expanding Atmosphere: The War Years (1939–1945),” in Weather by the Numbers (The MIT Press, 2008),

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

University Meteorological Committee records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0511
Scope and Contents

The collection comprises records created by the University Meteorological Committee from 1941 to 1946. Materials include correspondence, inspection reports, examination results, course descriptions, fiscal files, and university rosters and grades.

Dates: 1941 - 1946