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Stephen Schneider Nuclear Winter Papers

Identifier:  - 04-03-SHS

Scope and Contents

The Stephen Schneider Nuclear Winter Papers document Dr. Schneider's work in understanding the environmental impacts of a nuclear war. The collection focuses heavily on using climate models to inform the theory of nuclear winter, and offers an interesting window into science and policy. The collection consists mostly of correspondence and clippings, but includes reports, conference proceedings, and draft papers as well.


  • 1982-1990
  • Majority of material found in 1984-1987


Conditions Governing Access

Access to this collection is open.

Conditions Governing Use

Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.


2.00 Boxes

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The collection consists of six series in two boxes:

Series I: Advisory Work Series II: Correspondence Series III: Meetings Series IV: Publications Series V: Research Series VI: Workshops

Physical Access Requirements

The collection must be viewed in the Archives during normal business hours.

Source of Acquisition

Steven Schneider

Method of Acquisition

NCAR Archives legacy collection

Related Materials

The Papers of Stephen H. Schneider is related to many collections in the NCAR Archives due to the natural relationship of NCAR records. Some related materials in the NCAR Archives include the Records of the Climate and Global Dynamics Division (CGD), the UCAR/NCAR Oral History Project, and the AMS Oral History Collection. For more information please see:

Processing Information

Processing was completed in August 2010. Materials were kept in original order. Metal fasteners were removed and the materials were re-housed in acid-free folders and boxes.

Kathleen Legg
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Repository Details

Part of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Archives Repository