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Mount Washington Observatory


The present Observatory program was instituted in 1932. Four years later, in 1936, the Mt. Washington Observatory was incorporated and in 1937, a building was erected. From the beginning of the program, careful and exact meteorological records were kept. Several substations were also developed from which additional weather information including temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction, precipitation and clouds could be recorded. After 1958, the collected weather records were transferred to the Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory of Harvard University. Records of both observatories were subsequently delivered to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Rockville, Maryland. In 1979, the Trustees of the Mt. Washington Observatory voted to withdraw the records from the repository and presented them to Dartmouth College.

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Mount Washington Observatory Meteorological records

Identifier: ML-34
Overview Mt. Washington Observatory. The collection consists of weather observations, including general meteorological observations, barographic, thermohydrographic, wind speed and gust records of the observatory and several substations.