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Lewis and Clark. Weather and Climate Data from the Expedition Journals

Preston, Vernon, Ed.

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ISBN 10: 1878220756 / ISBN 13: 9781878220752
Published by American Meteorological Societ, Boston, 2006
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Title: Lewis and Clark. Weather and Climate Data ...

Publisher: American Meteorological Societ, Boston

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition:Very good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Book Type: book

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The Lewis and Clark Expedition (1803–06) systematically recorded weather and climate data during their 4,162-mile journey. This volume collects all such data from their various journals, describes the importance of this first-of-its-kind meteorological undertaking, and includes a color pictorial of the Lewis and Clark Trail. It will serve as a compelling resource for weather, history, and Lewis and Clark buffs alike, as well as for scientists looking back at weather and climate in the early 1800s.

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Vernon Preston, National Weather Service warning coordination meteorologist, marked the beginning of the bicentennial anniversary of the Lewis and Clark expedition (1803-1806) by compiling the weather and climate data from various expedition journals. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published this information as a technical memorandum in 2004 and distributed 100 copies. In this volume, the American Meteorological Society has reformatted the data and included explanations of the significance of the expedition s meteorological studies. The result is a lasting record that will benefit generations of history buffs and scientists alike.

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