Interview of Gordon Cartwright by Brian Shoemaker

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dc.contributor Shoemaker, Brian en_US
dc.creator Cartwright, Gordon en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-21T19:11:01Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-21T19:11:01Z
dc.date.created 2000-05-09
dc.date.issued 2011-10-21
dc.identifier Record Group Number:56.39 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/50008
dc.description.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. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. en_US
dc.format.extent Audio Duration (Part 1): 01:34:42 en_US
dc.format.extent Audio Duration (Part 2): 01:08:52 en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Byrd Polar Research Center Archival Program en_US
dc.relation.isformatof 2 audio tapes available in the OSU Archives en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Polar Oral History Program en_US
dc.subject Joint Arctic Weather Reporting System (JAWS) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration -- Interviews en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Meteorology -- Arctic regions -- Interviews en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Weather forecasting -- Arctic regions -- History -- Interviews en_US
dc.subject.other Cartwright, Gordon -- Interviews en_US
dc.title Interview of Gordon Cartwright by Brian Shoemaker en_US
dc.type Transcript en_US
dc.type Recording, oral en_US