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Department of Atmospheric Sciences Records, 1968-1991

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Oregon State University. Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences.
Title
Department of Atmospheric Sciences Records
Dates
1968-1991 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.25 cubic feet
Collection Number
RG 167
Summary
The Department of Atmospheric Sciences Records document climate research and graduate programs in atmospheric sciences at Oregon State University.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences was established in 1969 within the School (now College) of Science to emphasize coursework and research on air pollution control, atmospheric chemistry and biometeorology. The first degree programs were graduate level only. Wendell Hewson was the first department chair. In 1992 the department was merged with the College of Oceanography (the latter then became the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences).

The Climatic Research Institute was established in 1976 in order to help meet the "need for coordinated and intensified climatic research." In 1978 CRI received a National Science Foundation Grant of $225,000 to participate in an international effort to monitor world weather patterns. W. Lawrence Gates was the director of CRI from its establishment until it was disbanded in 1989.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Subgroup 1 includes files pertaining to graduate student policies and to the purchase/donation of a scientific library to the department. The Climatic Research Institute (CRI) Subgroup contains five series. The first series consists of 73 research reports produced by CRI between 1978 and 1989. Series two is a 1981 grant proposal to the National Science Foundation. Series three includes general files pertaining to CRI's administration, programs, visitors, and special events. Series four consists of newspaper clippings about CRI. Series five consists of monthly and yearly weather summaries and climatological data for Corvallis, Oregon.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Department of Atmospheric Sciences Records (RG 167), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Subgroup 1:  Departmental Records, 1968-1991Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Series I: Graduate Student Policies and Information
1990-1991
1
Series II: Department Library
1968-1979

Subgroup 2:  Climatic Research Institute Records, 1978-1989Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Series I: Research Reports
1978-1989
Box
1
List of Reports (number, title, author, date)
1
Reports 1-72
1
" Research on Modeling the Oceanic General Circulation and the Surface Mixed Layer" , Final Technical Report for NSF Grant OCE-76-80182
September 1979
Series II: Research Grant Proposals
1981
Box
1
" A Proposal for Research on the Dynamics of Climate, 1 March, 1982-28 February 1985" , Submitted to the National Science Foundation
December 1981
Series III: General Files
1976-1988
Box
2
Atmospheric Sciences - Computer
1985-1987
2
Climate Colloquium
1977
2
CRI Report Distribution List
Nov. 1988
2
CRI Staff Meetings
1982-1984
2
CRI-General
1976-1986
2
Departmental Correspondence
1978-1982
2
Move to Strand Ag. Hall
1987
2
NOAA Experimental Climate Forecast Program
1979
2
OSU Real-Time Weather Reporting Network
1983
2
Requests for State Climate Information
1983
2
Sergin-Aleksandrov
1978
2
Statement of Knowledge of C02-Climate Problem
August 1979
Visitors
Box
2
Aleksandrov, Vladimir
1982-1986
2
Qiu, Guoqing
1984
2
Santer, Ben
1985-1986
2
Wigley, Tom
1985
2
Zhao, Zong-ci
1985
Working Group on Numerical Experimentation (WGNE), Meeting in Corvallis
Oct. 1980
Box
2
Meeting Planning
2
Meeting Report
Box
2
Series IV: Newspaper Clippings
1978-1987
2
Series V: Weather Summary and Local Climatological Data for Corvallis, Oregon
1982-1989