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Houston, W. S. (Willard Sam), 1923-
Oral history interview with Captain Willard Sam Houston, 2000.
Topics include: Houston's youth and early education; interest in science; joining the Navy in 1941 and his training in military weather assessment; his selection for advanced meteorlogy training at California Institute of Technology and working toward his M. S. in meteorology at the Naval Postgraduate School; assignment to the Office of Naval Research; research with rockets with nose cameras for taking pictures of atmosphere; Project HUGO; assignment to International Institute of Meteorology, Stockholm; assignment to the Office of Chief of Naval Operations; introduction of computers and numerical weather products; support of anti-submarine warfare; takes over as Commander, Naval Weather Service; Navy politics; his retirement; his work in Iran to bring the Iranian Meteorological Organization up to date; providing bathythermograph equipment to fishing fleet; Naval Environmental Data Network; Oceanographic modeling; radiological fallout forecasts; relationship with National Weather Service; Air Force Air Weather Service; Army support; Irving Krick; wave and surf forecasting; cooperative program with Scripps.
Krick, Irving
Houston, W. S. (Willard Sam), 1923-
Military meteorology
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Harper, Kristine, interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA