University of Chicago, Department
of Meteorology Numerical Weather Prediction Survey Records, 1955-1956. Finding
University of Chicago,
Department of Meteorology numerical weather prediction survey records.
of Chicago. Dept. of Meteorology
1 box (0.1
survey questionnaire, replies, a list of institutions surveyed, and a final
report of the survey conducted by the University of Chicago's Department of
Meteorology of the worldwide status of work in the field of numerical weather
Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute.
Access and Use
The records were given to the Charles Babbage Institute by George W.
Platzman in 1988.
Access to the collection is unrestricted.
The Charles Babbage Institute holds the copyright to all materials in
the collection, except for items covered by a prior copyright (such as
published materials). Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair
use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).
University of Chicago. Department of Meteorology. Numerical Weather
Prediction Survey Records (CBI 36), Charles Babbage Institute, University of
In 1955 George W. Platzman of the University of Chicago's Department
of Meteorology conducted a worldwide survey to assess the status of work in the
field of numerical weather forecasting theory. The survey collected data
relating to the use of computers in numerical forecasting, research in
graphical methods of forecasting, and plans of universities and government
agencies for engaging in numerical prediction research. A final report was
distributed on June 12, 1956.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The collection contains records relating to the survey on numerical
weather prediction carried out by George Platzman at the University of
Chicago's Department of Meteorology. Included is a sample cover letter,
instruction sheet, and questionnaire, an address list, responses to the survey,
and a summary report of the survey's results.
While most of the responses were written in English, some were in
German, French, and Spanish. There are over sixty responses arranged by country
of origin. The responses from organizations using computers include information
about each computer system and its use in numerical forecasting.
- This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog
of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about
related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these
- Platzman, George W.
- University of
Chicago. Dept. of Meteorology
- Numerical weather
Box and Folder List
Sample cover letter, instructions sheet and questionnaire,
survey summary, survey responses, 1955-1956. Box 1, Folder 1
Survey responses, 1955-1956. Box 1, Folder 2