Cleveland Abbe Biography

Astronomer, Scientist, Meteorologist, Inventor(1838–1916)
Meteorologist Cleveland Abbe inaugurated a public weather service that served as a model for the U.S. Weather Bureau, later called the National Weather Service.

Synopsis

Cleveland Abbe inaugurated a public weather service that served as a model for the national weather service, which was organized shortly thereafter as a branch of the U.S. Army Signal Service. In 1871 he was appointed chief meteorologist of the branch, which in 1891 was reorganized as the U.S. Weather Bureau (later the National Weather Service), and he served in that capacity more than 45 years.

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