Resource NOAA History: A Science Odyssey

United States
19th century
20th century
Atmosphere (Earth)
Earth and atmospheric sciences
Earth sciences
Fisheries; fishing
National Weather Service (U.S.)
Science and war; science and the military
United States
United States. Coast and Geodetic Survey
Weather forecasting
Alternative Names
  • 10217 (WHSO Record Number)


Includes histories of NOAA, the Coast and Geodetic Survey, the Fisheries Service, the Weather Service, including time lines. Also available are the "documents that created NOAA, its predecessor agencies, and influenced their course", descriptions and images of tools used by the scientists in these organizations, personal observations by scientists involved in projects throughout the years, firsthand accounts of the use of science in the Civil and World Wars, biographical sketches of scientists, a Hall of Honor recognizing "those who have given of themselves for the Nation, the scientific community, and NOAA and its predecessor agencies", and a gallery of historical films.

(Quotes taken from site.)

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WHSO Record Created By: Amy Rodgers