AIP History Center Newsletter
Volume XXXIII, No. 2, Fall 2001


Commission on the History of Meteorology

A Commission on History of Meteorology (CHM) was established this summer in Mexico City at the XXIst International Congress of History of Science, within the Division of History of Science (DHS) of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science (IUHPS). In its Constitution the new Commission lists the following aims: a) to promote the scholarly study of the history of meteorology, climatology, and related sciences including their social and cultural aspects; b) to facilitate international cooperation and communication among historians, philosophers, and scientists; c) to organize symposia at the International Congresses of History of Science, to sponsor or cosponsor other meetings of similar character, and to disseminate the proceedings of these meetings; d) to promote identification, collection, preservation, and access to historical materials; e) to encourage the compilation of international historical bibliography; and f) to support the broader goals of the DHS, IUHPS, and ICSU (International Council of Scientific Unions).

Readers are invited to visit the new Web site of the CHM at It includes the constitution, membership lists, announcements and abstracts. If relevant to your interests, consider joining (for free) by completing the interactive membership form. Any ideas for meetings, sessions, outings, or other projects are most welcome. The Web site can be used for communicating your activities.

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