National Geographic : 1892 Mar 26
100 General A. W. Greely-Geography of the Air. covered the entire United States with a fullness and perfection of detail unknown over any other equally extensive area on the face of the globe. It is believed that no branch of meteorological or climatic in vestigation has been neglected by the army administration of the Weather bureau, and the character and reliability of the work thus done is submitted with confidence that it will stand the test of investigation and discussion as well as that of any other de partment of natural science through a period of equal length in its organization, development and transition upwards. One broad field opens up to the Weather bureau under its happy organization, freed from the heavy burden of conflicting duties foreign to scientific work, and in this field of the relation of weather and climate to agricultural productions the prospects for great usefulness is possible. This field the army administration made unavailing efforts to cover through cooperation with the department of agriculture, but to a bureau of its own this depart ment will no longer maintain arindifferent attitude such as was displayed toward the army. In its development in this and in all directions, and in the efforts of its professors and advocates to place meteorology among the acknowledged and exact sciences, the United States Weather bureau has no more interested or friendly sympathizers than the officers of the army who have contributed by their labors to the perfection of the splendid, practical system on which this bureau now rests.
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