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Baum, Werner A., 1989-11-29

Identifier: Item 8
Oral history interview with Werner Baum, 1989. Interviewed by Earl Droessler. 1 sound cassettes (ca. 1 hr.): analog, mono + transcript (9 pgs.). AMS 50; two physical versions (one master, one copy). Forms part of American Meteorological Society Oral History Project. Topics include: AMS presidency; computers and meteorology; McIDAS system; reflections on the relation between the weather bureau and the private sector; reflections on the development of private meteorology and the catalyst role of the AMS; the diminishing concern for ethics in the AMS; government agencies relation to meteorology; personal feelings towards government and bureaucracy; working in government labs in the 1950s; comments on the National Science Foundation; reflections on Astronomy; influence of the National Academy of Science on the meteorology field; comments on the Bob White; thoughts on the integration of atmospheric and oceanic sciences; cooperation between international scientists; Florida State meteorology department and anniversary.


  • 1989-11-29

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