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Interview of Gordon Cartwright by Brian Shoemaker

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Title: Interview of Gordon Cartwright by Brian Shoemaker
Creators: Cartwright, Gordon
Contributors: Shoemaker, Brian
Keywords: Joint Arctic Weather Reporting System (JAWS)
Issue Date: 2011-10-21
Publisher: Byrd Polar Research Center Archival Program
Series/Report no.: Polar Oral History Program
Abstract: Mr Cartwright began a career with the US Weather Bureau in 1929 and served in positions of increasing responsibility witnessing all of the major developments in meteorological data collection and forecasting, the advent of satellites for weather reporting, the creation of NOAA from the USWB and other agencies and the USWB role in the Arctic and the Antarctic. Career highlights discussed in this interview include: during World War II, Cartwright organized a series of weather reporting stations along the ALCAN Highway for reporting Arctic weather conditions; he developed the Joint Arctic Weather Reporting System (JAWS) with the Canadians; he funded the construction of the initial weather reporting bases at Resolute and Alert; he was selected as an exchange scientist with the Russians during the IGY.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/50008
Other Identifiers: Record Group Number:56.39
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