Guide to the Papers of Jule G. Charney
MC.0184

Summary Information

Repository
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Archives and Special Collections
Creator
Charney, Jule G.
Title
Jule G. Charney papers
ID
MC.0184
Date [inclusive]
1936-1981
Extent
27.3 cubic feet in 27 record cartons, 1 manuscript box
Location
Materials are stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use.
Language
English
Abstract
These papers document the career of Jule Gregory Charney, whose research focused on the mathematical description of large-scale atmospheric circulations and included work on the theory of ocean currents, atmospheric wave propagation, large-scale hydrodynamic instability, hurricanes, drought, and atmospheric blocking ridges. The papers document his scientific, academic, professional, and political activities, dating from 1936 to 1981. Part of his career was spent at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was professor of meteorology. Contributions to the field of meteorology are described in extensive files of project reports, conferences and seminars, correspondence, and committee records of the many national and international organizations in which he particpated.

Citation

Jule G. Charney Papers, MC 184, box X. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Institute Archives and Special Collections, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Biography

Jule Gregory Charney, international leader in theoretical meteorology and pioneer in the field of numerical weather prediction, was born January 1, 1917, in San Francisco, California, the son of Russian immigrants, Ely Charney and Stella Litman Charney. Upon completing his secondary education in Los Angeles public schools, he entered the University of California at Los Angeles where he acquired his BA in mathematics and physics in 1938, MA in mathematics in 1940, and PhD in meteorology in 1946. During World War II he assisted in the training of weather officers for the armed services at the Army Air Forces Training School at UCLA.

In 1946 Charney went to the University of Chicago as a research associate of Carl-Gustaf Rossby, one of the founders of modern meteorology. He continued his post-doctoral work as a National Research Fellow in 1947-1948 at the University of Oslo, Norway. Charney spent the years in Chicago and Oslo developing his theory of quasi-geostrophic dynamics, deriving systematic approximations to the equations of fluid motions, thereby allowing large-scale atmospheric circulations to be described mathematically. His landmark research was to form the core of all theoretical work in modern dynamical meteorology.

In 1948 Charney joined the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, New Jersey, as director of the Meteorological Research Group. At IAS he collaborated with mathematician John von Neumann in pioneering the development of numerical weather prediction through the use of high-speed computers. Initial computations were made on the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator (ENIAC) in 1950. The results were the first numerical predictions of a two-dimensional model approximating the actual flow at a mid-level in the atmosphere. In 1952-1953 Charney obtained the first prediction of cyclogenesis with a three-dimensional model. The results prompted the United States government's interest in the practical application of operational numerical prediction. Consequently, Charney contributed to the establishment of the Joint Numerical Weather Prediction Unit in Maryland for the routine daily prediction of large-scale weather patterns. The facility served the Air Force, the Navy, and the United States Weather Bureau. The latter, with Charney's encouragement, established the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, a research-orientated facility utilizing computers for basic atmospheric and oceanic research.

In 1956 Charney came to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as professor of meteorology and director of the Atmospheric and Ocean Dynamics Project. In the quarter of a century until his death in 1981, he continued to make fundamental contributions to the theory of ocean currents, atmospheric wave propagation, large-scale hydrodynamic instability, hurricanes, drought, and atmospheric blocking ridges.

In 1966 Charney was appointed the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology at MIT, the first individual to occupy the chair established through a fund pledged by A. P. Sloan, Jr. In 1974 Charney became head of the MIT Department of Meteorology and was responsible for its reorganization into the Department of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography. In 1977 he resigned his post as department head in order to pursue his research interests.

During the years 1960 to 1965, while a member of the Committee on Atmospheric Sciences of the National Academy of Sciences, and later as chairman of the Committee on International Meteorological Cooperation, Charney assisted in organizing the Global Atmospheric Research Program (GARP). GARP developed from several sequences of scientific, technical and political advancements. The United States began to concentrate on the establishment of an American space program during the years following the first successful Soviet satellite launch in 1957. In April 1961 President John F. Kennedy, anxious to strengthen the US space effort and lessen tensions generated by Cold War politics, consulted Special Assistant for Science and Technology Jerome B. Wiesner for suggestions to promote collaborative space programs with other nations, including the USSR. Charney, contacted by Wiesner, was instrumental in initiating a series of discussions among atmospheric scientists on methods to advance international cooperation. In 1962 the International Council of Scientific Unions joined the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in the administration of the Global Atmospheric Research Program. Charney continued to be active in GARP projects and became the first chairman of the United States Committee on GARP.

Charney was a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Geophysical Union, and an Honorary Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a foreign member of the Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Norwegian Academy of Sciences. He was the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the American Meteorological Society's Meisinger Award, the Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal, the Losey Award of the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences, the Symons Memorial Gold Medal of the Royal Meteorological Society, the Hodgkins Medal of the Smithsonian Institution, the Bowie Medal of the American Geophysical Union, and the Cleveland Abbe Award of the American Meteorological Society.

Jules Charney died June 16, 1981, at the Sidney Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. He was married to Elinor Kesting from 1946 to 1967 and they had three children: Nicholas, Nora, and Peter. He was married to Lois Swirnoff from 1967 to 1976.

Chronology
1917 Born, San Francisco, January 1
1938 AB, Mathematics and Physics with honors, UCLA
1938-1940 Teaching Assistant in Mathematics, UCLA
1940 MA, Mathematics, UCLA
1940-1941 University Fellow in Mathematics, UCLA
1941-1942 Teaching Assistant in Physics-Meteorology, UCLA
1942-1946 Instructor and Lecturer in Physics-Meteorology, UCLA
1946 PhD, Meteorology, UCLA. Awarded National Research Fellowship
1946-1947 Research Associate in Meteorology, University of Chicago
1947-1948 National Research Fellow, Institute of Astrophysics, University of Oslo
1948-1951 Staff Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey
1948-1956 Director, Theoretical Meteorology Project, Institute for Advanced Study
1951-1956 Long-term Member, Institute for Advanced Study
1950-1954 Guest Lecturer, University of Chicago (summers)
1951 Guest Lecturer, University of Stockholm (summer)
1954 Woods Hole Associate Lecturer, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (summer)
1956-1981 Professor of Meteorology, MIT (Alfred P. Sloan Professor, 1966-); Principal Investigator, Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans Project, MIT
1957 Guest Lecturer, Universities of Oslo and London (summer)
1964 Visiting Professor, Harvard University
1967 Visiting Professor, UCLA
1970 Guest Lecturer, Summer School of Space Physics of the Centre National d' Etudes Spatiales, Lannion, France
1970-1975 Summer Lecturer, Italian National Research Council Laboratory for the Study of the Dynamics of Large Masses, Venice, Italy
1972-1973 Guggenheim Fellow: Cambridge University, England (Overseas Fellow, Churchill College), September 1972-February 1973; Weizmann Institute of Sciences, Israel, February 1973-July 1973
1974-1977 Head, Department of Meteorology, MIT
1981 Died June 16
Honors
1937 Phi Beta Kappa
1949 Meisinger Award, American Meteorological Society
1957 Losey Award, Institute of Aeronautical Sciences
1957 Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
1961 Fellow, American Geophysical Union (President, Meteorological Section, 1970-1971)
1961 Symons Memorial Gold Medal, Royal Meteorological Society
1963 Carl-Gustav Rossby Research Medal, American Meteorological Society
1964 Member, National Academy of Sciences (Committee on Atmospheric Science, 1957-1967; Chairman, GARP, 1968-1971)
1965 Foreign Member, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
1966 Fellow, American Meteorological Society
1969 Hodgkins Medal, Smithsonian Institution
1970 Foreign Member, Norwegian Academy of Science
1970 Doctor of Science, Honorary, University of Chicago
1970-72 President, Meteorology Section, American Geophysical Union
1971 International Meteorological Organization Prize, WMO
1974 Symons Memorial Lecturer, Royal Meteorological Society
1974 John von Neumann Lecturer, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
1976 Bowie Medal, American Geophysical Union
1976 Andrew Thompson Lecturer, Atmospheric Environment Service of Canada, Canadian Meteorological Society and University of Toronto
1980 Honorary Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences
1980 Cleveland Abbe Award, American Meteorological Society
1980 Honorary Member, Royal Meteorological Society

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The papers of Jule G. Charney document the scientific, academic, professional and political activities of Charney during the period 1936 to 1981. The bulk of the material dates from 1948 when Charney began his professional career as director of the Theoretical Meteorology Project at the Institute for Advanced Study and terminates with his death in 1981 while professor of meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The collection offers documentation of Charney's research and administrative efforts in the field of theoretical meteorology and numerical weather prediction.

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Arrangement note

The collection is organized into the following five series: 1. Personal Materials; 2. Correspondence and Subject Files; 3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Materials 4. Writings and Lectures; 5. Research Materials.

In general, the papers are in their original folder units, and original folder headings have been retained whenever possible. The arrangement is alphabetical except where noted. Correspondence pertaining to related subjects may be located both in correspondence files and under relevant subject headings.

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Administrative Information

Access note

The collection is open for research. Portions of the collection require permission for access. Contact the Institute Archives for further information. Access to MIT records is governed by Institute record policy.

Intellectual Property Rights

Access to collections in the Institute Archives and Special Collections is not authorization to publish. Separate written application for permission to publish must be made to the Institute Archives. Copyright of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by the donor of the collection.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • American Geophysical Union
  • Global Atmospheric Research Programme
  • Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, N.J.). Electronic Computer Project--1946-1955
  • Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, N.J.). ENIAC Project--1918-1951
  • Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, N.J.). Theoretical Meteorology Project--1948-1956
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Computation Center
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Meteorology
  • National Academy of Sciences (U.S.). Committee on Atmospheric Sciences
  • National Center for Atmospheric Research (U.S.)
  • University of California, Los Angeles. Army Air Forces Training School

Occupation(s)

  • Meteorologists--Archives.

Personal Name(s)

  • Bjerknes, Jakob, 1897-1975
  • Charney, Jule G.
  • Eliassen, Arnt
  • Platzman, George W.
  • Rossby, Carl-Gustaf
  • Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957

Subject(s)

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology--Faculty.
  • Meteorology--Research.
  • Meteorology--Study and teaching.
  • Numerical weather forecasting--History.

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Publications

1947 Dynamics of long waves in a baroclinic westerly current, J. Meteor.,  4, 135-162.

1947 On the general circulation of the atmosphere in middle latitudes. (with C.-G. Rossby et al.) Bull. Amer. Met. Soc.,  28, 255-280.

1948 On the scale of atmospheric motions, Geofys. Publikasjoner,  17, 1-17.

1949 On a physical basis for numerical prediction of large-scale motions in the atmosphere. J. Meteor.,  6, 371-385.

1949 with A. Eliassen: A numerical method for predicting the perturbation of the middle latitude westerlies. Tellus,  1, no. 2, 38-54.

1950 Progress in dynamic meteorology. Bull. Amer. Met. Soc.,  31, 231-236.

1950 with R. Fj�rtoft and J. von Neumann: Numerical integration of the barotropic vorticity equation. Tellus,  2, 237-254.

1951 with B. Bolin: Numerical tendency computations from the barotropic vorticity equation. Tellus,  3, 248-257.

1951 Dynamic forecasting by numerical process. Compendium of Meteorology, Am. Met. Soc., 470-482.

1951 On baroclinic instability and the maintenance of the kinetic energy of the westerlies. Trans. Internat. Assoc. Meteor. I.U.G.G., Brussels. Transactions of the Symposium on the General Circulation of the Oceans and Atmosphere, 47-63.

1951 I progressi della meteorologia dinamica. Revista di Meteorologia Aeronautica,  11, 3-9.

1951 Reply to "Atmospheric Signal Velocity" by R.S. Scorer, J. Meteor.,  8, 69-70.

1951 Remarks on coordinating meteorological research and weather forecasting. Bull. Amer. Met. Soc.,  33, 355-364.

1953 with N.A. Phillips: Numerical integration of the quasi-geostrophic equations for barotropic and simple baroclinic flows. J. Meteor.,  10, 71-99.

1954 Numerical prediction of cyclogenesis. Proc. Nat. Acad. of Sci.,  40, 99-110.

1954 Numerical weather prediction. Proc. Workshop on Num. Weather Pred., Amer. Met. Soc.

1955 The use of the primitive equations of motion in numerical prediction. Tellus,  7, 22-26.

1955 The generation of ocean currents by wind. J. Mar. Res.,  14, 477-498.

1955 Numerical methods in dynamic meteorology. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci.,  41, 798-802.

1955 The Gulf Stream as an inertial boundary layer. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci.,  41, 731-740.

1956 Some basic problems in dynamic meteorology. J. Geophys. Res.,  61, 323-328.

1956 with B. Gilchrist and F. Schuman: The prediction of general quasigeostrophic motion. J. Meteor.,  13, no. 5.

1959 On the theory of the general circulation of the atmosphere. Rossby Memorial Volume, Rockefeller Institute Press, New York, 1959, 178-193.

1959 Hydrodynamics of the atmosphere and numerical weather prediction: a synthesis. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci.,  45, no. 12, 1650-1655, Dec. 1959.

1959 Non-linear theory of a wind-driven homogeneous layer near the equator. Deep-Sea Research,  6, no. 4, 303-310.

1960 Numerical Prediction and the General Circulation. Dynamics of Climate, Pergamon Press, ed. R.J. Pfeffer. pp. 12-17.

1960 Integration of the primitive and balance equations. Proc. Intern. Symp. on Numerical Weather Prediction, Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 7-11, 1960, 131-152. Published by Met. Soc. of Japan, 1962.

1960 Article on numerical weather prediction. McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, McGraw-Hill, New York.

1961 with P.G. Drazin: Propagation of planetary-scale disturbances from the lower into the upper atmosphere. J. Geophys. Res.,  66, no. 1, 83-109.

1962 with M.E. Stern: On the stability of internal baroclinic jets in a rotating atmosphere. J. Atmos. Sci. ,  19, 159-172.

1963 A note on large-scale motions in the tropics. J. Atmos. Sci. ,  20, no. 6.

1963 Numerical experiments in atmospheric hydrodynamics. Proc. Symposia Appl. Math.,  15, Amer. Math. Soc., 289-310.

1963 with J. Pedlosky: Propagation of the energy of unstable waves from the lower to the upper atmosphere. J. Geophys. Res.,  68, no. 24.

1964 A time-variable differencing lattice for the control of truncation error. Presented IUGG- WMO Symposium on Research and Development Aspects of Long-Range Forecasting, June 29 - July 4, 1964, NCAR, Boulder, Colorado.

1964 with A. Eliassen: On the growth of the hurricane depression. J. Atmos. Sci.,  21, no. 1, 68-75.

1965 Energy cascades and fronts in quasi-geostrophic flow. Presented at IAMAP-WMO Symposium on Large-Scale Processes, June 23-30, 1965, Moscow.

1966 with R. Fleagle, V. Lally, H. Riehl, D. Wark: The feasibility of a global observation and analysis experiment. A Report of the Panel on International Meteorological Cooperation to the Committee on Atmospheric Sciences, Nat. Acad. of Scis., National Research Council. Publication 1290. Washington, D.C.

1966 Some remaining problems in numerical weather prediction. Advances in Numerical Weather Prediction. 1965-66 Seminar Series sponsored by Travelers Research Center, Hartford, Connecticut.

1969 The intertropical convergence zone and the Hadley circulation of the atmosphere. In Proc. of the WMO/IUGG Intern. Symp. on Numerical Weather Prediction, in Tokyo, Japan, Dec. 1968. III, 73-79. Published in 1969 by the Japanese Met. Agency.

1969 What determines the depth of the planetary boundary layer in a neutral atmosphere? Oceanology, Acad. Sci. USSR,  9, no. 1, 143-145.

1969 A further note on large-scale motions in the tropics. J. Atmos. Sci.,  26, no. 1.

1969 Chapter on predictability in Plan for U.S. Participation in the Global Atmospheric Research Program. A report of the U.S. Committee for the Global Atmospheric Research Program to the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.

1969 with M. Halem. and R. Jastrow: Use of incomplete historical data to infer the present state of the atmosphere. J. Atmos. Sci.,  26, 5(2), 1160-1163.

1971 with S. Spiegel: Structure of wind-driven equatorial currents in homogeneous oceans. J. Phys. Ocean.,  1, 149-160.

1971 Geostrophic turbulence. J. Atmos. Sci.,  28, 6.

1971 Tropical cyclogenesis and the formation of the intertropical convergence zone. Mathematical Problems in the Geophysical Sciences, Volume 13 of  Lectures in Applied Mathematics. Published by the American Mathematical Society.

1972 Impact of Computers on Meteorology. Computer Physics Communications,  3, Suppl. North-Holland Publishing Company, pp. 117-126.

1973 Movable CISK. J. Atmos. Sci.,  30, 1, 50-52.

1973 Planetary Fluid Dynamics. Dynamic Meteorology (ed. P. Morel). D. Reidel Publishing Co., Dordrecht, Holland, pp. 97-352.

1974 Reply to Comments by J. Holton on "Movable CISK." J. Atmos. Sci.,  31, 3, 834-835.

1975 with P.H. Stone and W.J. Quirk: Drought in the Sahara: A Biogeophysical Feedback Mechanism. Science,  187, 435-436.

1975 Dynamics of Deserts and Drought in the Sahel. Quart. J. Roy. Met. Soc.,  101, 193-202.

1975 Dynamics of Deserts and Drought in the Sahel. GARP Publications Series No. 16. "The Physical Basis of Climate and Climate Modelling." Report of the International Study Conference in Stockholm, 29 July 10 August, 1974, pp. 171-176.

1976 with P.H. Stone and W.J. Quirk: Reply to comments by E.A. Ripley. Science,  191, 100-101.

1976 Reply to E.A. Ripley. Quart. J. Roy. Met. Soc.,  101, 468.

1977 "A Biogeophysical Feedback Mechanism in Arid Lands." Chapter 13 in Arid Zone Development, Ballinger Publishing Co., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 181-188.

1977 with W.J. Quirk, S.H. Chow and J. Kornfield: A comparative study of the effects of albedo change on drought in semi-arid regions. J. Atmos. Sci.,  34, no. 9.

1976 "Drought in the Sahara; insufficiant biogeophysical feedback?" Reply to comments by E. A. Ripley. Science,  191, 100-102.

1976 "Dynamic and equilibrium problems in climatology"

1977 "A comparative study of the effects of albedo change on drought in semi-arid regions" (with W. J. Quirk, S.H.- Chow and J. Kornfield), J. Atmos. Sci.,  34, 1366-1385.

1977 "A biogeophysical feedback mechanism in arid lands". Chapter 13 in Arid Zone Development. Bollinger Publishing Company.

1979 "Multiple flow equilibria in the atmosphere and blocking" (with J. deVore) J. Atmos. Sci.,  36, 1205-1216.

1980 "Form-Drag Instability, Multiple Equilibria and Propagating Planetary Waves in Baroclinic, Orographically-Forced, Planetary Wave Systems" (with David M. Straus) to be published in J. Atmos. Sci.

1981 "Oceanic Analysis of Large-Scale Atmospheric Phenomena" To be published.

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Collection Inventory

 Series 1. Personal Materials 1936-1980 

Scope and contents note

This series documents Charney's family life and college education at UCLA in the early 1940s. There is also information about Charney's trip to the Soviet Union in 1961 to observe Soviet meteorological and oceanographic facilities. Organized alphabetically.

Family correspondence reflects Charney's relationship with his mother, Stella Litman Charney, and his children Nicholas, Nora, and Peter. Correspondence between Charney and Nicholas offers information about Nicholas's role in founding the magazine Psychology Today in the mid-1960s (box 1, folder 20).

Course and lecture notes chronicle Charney's undergraduate and graduate years at the University of California at Los Angeles and include notes generated during his appointment as instructor/lecturer in physics/meteorology at the Army Air Force Meteorology Training School at UCLA during the years 1941 to 1946 (boxes 1 & 2, folders 57-72).

In 1961 Charney traveled to the Soviet Union under the auspices of the National Academy of Sciences National Research Council. As an invited American scientist, he was allowed to visit Soviet meteorological and oceanographical research institutions and subsequently wrote a report of his observations. His wife Elinor, who had accompanied him, also wrote a short account of her impressions of the trip. Additional materials include notes of a lecture Charney delivered May 31, 1961, at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics in Moscow and an address presented to the Boston Meteorological Society on May 5, 1962, describing the status of meteorological science in the Soviet Union (box 1, folder 56).

Box Folder

Address book undated 

1 1

Awards and honors: Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology, MIT 1966 

1 2

Awards and honors: Carl-Gustav Rossby Research Medal, American Meteorological Society 1964 

1 3

Awards and honors: Cleveland Abbe Award for Distinguished Service to Atmospheric Sciences by an Individual, American Meteorological Society 1980 

1 4

Awards and honors: Hodgkins Medal, Smithsonian Institution 1969 

1 5

Awards and honors: Honorary Degree, University of Chicago 1970 

1 6

Awards and honors: Honorary Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences 1980 

1 7

Awards and honors: International Meteorological Organization Prize, World Meteorological Organization 1971 

1 8

Awards and honors: Robert M. Losey Award for 1957, Institute for Advanced Study 1957 

1 9

Awards and honors: Symons Memorial Gold Medal, Royal Meteorological Society 1961 

1 10

Awards and honors: William Bowie Medal, American Geophysical Union 1976 

1 11

Biographical information 

1 12

Calendars 1959-1967 

General note

This folder is oversized.

27 13

Calendars 1968-1971 

General note

This folder is oversized.

27 14

Calendars 1973-1978 

General note

This folder is oversized.

27 15

Correspondence, A 1953-1980 

1 16

Correspondence, B 1957-1978 

1 17

Correspondence, C 1945-1977 

1 18

Correspondence, Charney, Elinor Kesting 1946-1968 

1 19

Correspondence, Charney, Nicholas 1952-1976 

1 20

Correspondence, Charney, Nora 1967-1973 

1 21

Correspondence, Charney, Stella Litman 1951-1957 

1 22-23

Correspondence, Charney, Stella Litman 1962-1973 

1 24

Correspondence, D 1964-1980 

1 25

Correspondence, E 1950-1980 

1 26

Correspondence, F 1965-1972 

1 27

Correspondence, G 1952-1970 

1 28

Correspondence, H-K 1952 to 1957, undated 

1 29

Correspondence, L 1953-1961 

1 30

Correspondence, M 1952-1968 

1 31

Correspondence, N-P 1962-1980 

1 32

Correspondence, R 1952-1962 

1 33

Correspondence, S 1952-1970 

1 34

Correspondence, T 1959-1980 

1 35

Correspondence, U 1964, 1974 

1 36

Correspondence, W 1970, undated 

1 37

Correspondence 1964-1980 

1 38

Diaries and appointment books 1961-1980 

1 39

Fellowships 1945-1948 

1 40

Get well cards (first hospitalization) 1979-1980 

1 41

Get well cards(second hospitalization) 1980 

1 42

Itineraries 1962, undated 

1 43

Military documents 1945-1948 

1 44

News clippings, Jule Charney 1949-1975 

1 45

Oral history by George Platzman circa 1981 

1 46

Passports and travel documents 1945, 1962 to 1979 

1 47

PhD thesis 1946, undated 

1 48

Salaries and appointments 1945 to 1946; 1956 to 1959 

General note

This folder is restricted.

28 49

Security clearance forms 1957-1961 

1 50

Trip to Soviet Union 1961-1962 

1 51

University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Army Air Forces Meteorology Training School 1942-1946 

1 52

[folder numbers not used] 

1 53-57

UCLA, course and lecture notes 1942 to 1945, undated 

Boxes 1-2 58-60

UCLA, course and lecture notes: Astronomy 117-A, radiation undated 

2 61

UCLA, course and lecture notes: "Essentials of Dynamic Meteorology," by Jorgen Holmboe undated 

2 62-63

UCLA, course and lecture notes: "Hydrodynamics," by Jorgen Holmboe 

2 64

UCLA, course and lecture notes: introduction to quantum theory 1936 September 

2 65

UCLA, course and lecture notes: math 1939, undated 

2 66

UCLA, course and lecture notes: "Meteorology: Basic Principles of Dynamics," by Jorgen Holmboe undated 

2 67-68

UCLA, course and lecture notes: meteorology of the lower layers of the atmosphere 1943-1944 

2 69

UCLA, course and lecture notes: general undated 

2 70

UCLA, course and lecture notes: "Quantum Mechanics," by Kenaey undated 

2 71-72

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 Series 2. Correspondence and Subject Files 1946-1981 

Scope and contents note

This series documents Charney's diverse professional activities and relationships with colleagues. The series is organized alphabetically by name of individual, organization, institution, or subject. Conferences and Seminars provide a source of information on scientific convocations attended. Included here are programs, announcements, committee agendas, and related correspondence. The papers delivered by Charney are filed in Series 4.

Materials relating to the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) offer a rich account of the nascent field of numerical weather prediction (box 9, folders 296-305). In 1946 the Theoretical Meteorology Project and the Electronic Computer Project were jointly developed at IAS with the expectation that the computer would prove to be a powerful research tool in the investigation of the fundamental problems of dynamical meteorology. Two years later in 1948, Charney was invited to direct the Theoretical Meteorology Project. Materials reflecting his eight-year contribution to the project include log books of research performed on the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator (ENIAC), progress reports of the Meteorology Group, and contracts with the Office of Naval Research. The Office of Naval Research initially funded the Meteorology Project with supplemental support begun in 1951 by the Geophysical Research Division of the Air Force Cambridge Research Center.

In 1961 the Global Atmospheric Research Program (GARP) was proposed by President John F. Kennedy in an address before the General Assembly of the United Nations. In the following year the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU) agreed to develop complementary programs to advance international cooperative efforts to gather information concerning the atmospheric processes. WMO and ICSU proceeded autonomously until 1967 when the Joint Organizing Committee (JOC) was established to provide for the joint planning and execution of GARP objectives by the parent organization. National committees of the participating countries assumed responsibility for the coordination of field experiments. In the United States, the U.S. Committee on the Global Research Program (USC-GARP) was established in 1967 under the aegis of the National Academy of Sciences.

Charney's contribution to the establishment and success of the Global Atmospheric Research Program is richly documented in five cubic feet of materials in the GARP and National Academy of Sciences sections. During the years 1960 to 1965, while a member of the Committee on Atmospheric Sciences of the National Academy of Sciences (NASCAS) and later as Chairman of the NASCAS Panel on International Meteorological Cooperation, Charney participated in the conceptualization and organization of the Global Atmospheric Research Program. In 1962 he prepared a position paper for NASCAS in which he outlined an international cooperative effort to measure the atmosphere on a global scale ("A Suggested International Meteorological Observation Program," box 11, folder 378). The following year he was appointed Chairman of the NASCAS Panel on International Meteorological Cooperation. In March 1966, the NASCAS Panel published the report "The Feasibility of a Global Observation and Analysis Experiment," the so-called "Charney Report," (box 11, folder 390) which led to the August 1966 meeting at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in which plans for the Line Islands Experiment (box 13, folder 408) and the major tropical experiments of GATE (GARP-Atlantic Tropical Experiment) were outlined (box 7, folders 236-239).

One well-documented GARP project is the Barbados Oceanographic and Meteorological Experiment (BOMEX). During the summer of 1969, atmospheric research was begun above a 90,000 square mile region located 50 miles east of Barbados in order to conduct the first large- scale experiment involving the ocean and atmosphere. JGC, as one of the principal investigators, headed the portion of the experiment to measure the fields of motion and cloud distribution in the Western Atlantic Intertropical Convergence Zone. Among the materials documenting the BOMEX effort is a proposal jointly written by Charney and H. Rielhl, "Exploration of the Planetary Boundary Layer Within and Without the Rain Areas of Tropical Disturbances"; printouts of electronically transmitted data relaying such information as flight formations, instrumentation readings, systems operations, schedules and weather variations; and observational data from aircraft, radar, satellites and other platforms (boxes 7 and 8, folders 240-244).

Charney was appointed Chairman of the United States Committee on GARP for a term beginning March 1, 1968, to June 1, 1971. His administration is well documented by USC-GARP reports, correspondence, and meeting minutes generated during his three-year tenure (boxes 6 and 7, folders 204, 222).

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), a major government meteorological research laboratory, contributed financial assistance, scientific personnel, and the use of aircraft and computer terminals to the Global Atmospheric Research Program. Because of this collaboration, NCAR-related materials may be found through the GARP section, particularly with materials documenting GARP experiments. In 1967 the Tropical Meteorological Experiment (TROMEX) was initiated by NCAR in order to attain an understanding of the physical and dynamic characteristics of the tropical atmosphere and apply that knowledge to the understanding of global atmospheric circulation. Preliminary work for the study was organized by three working groups; Charney was chairman of Working Group C which focused on the observational needs and opportunities for investigating large-scale motions in the tropics. Among the records offering documentation of Charney's chairmanship are reports of Working Group C, memoranda relating to TROMEX seminars and conferences, and materials describing the Line Islands Experiment.

Additional GARP and NCAR-related materials may be found in the files of NCAR's parent organization, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). Charney served on the Science Advisory Committee which coordinated NCAR scientific programs with UCAR's consortium of academic institutions. Documentation of Charney's contribution to the Science Advisory Committee is sparse but his participation is reflected in committee meeting minutes, membership lists, and memoranda (box 15, folders 494-495).

Charney's role in the establishment of a meteorological and physical oceanographic community in Italy is documented by the papers of the 1973 Summer School on Mesoscale Meteorological Phenomena (box 14, folders 479-480, 480.1). Included are workshop study programs, bound lectures, study group reports, summary of cyclogensis lectures, notes from discussions led by Charney, and correspondence reflecting Charney's position as chairman and organizer of the Italian Summer School.

The Universities National Anti-War Fund (UNAF), established in the wake of the United States invasion of Cambodia, was an ad hoc political organization composed of college and university faculty opposed to the Vietnam War. The initial focus of UNAF was to provide financial support to congressional candidates committed to the termination of the war in Indochina. UNAF efforts later turned to voter registration projects with the registration of the national student population as the primary goal. Charney's participation as President of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Harvard/MIT UNAF Organizing Committee is reflected in strategy notes and other handwritten communications by Charney, budget information, meeting agendas and minutes, news clippings, and a notebook documenting financial contributions (boxes 15-16, folders 496-512).

Correspondence between Charney and pioneering members of the international meteorological community is extensively documented. Prominent correspondents include Jacob Bjerknes, Arnt Eliassen, Carl-Gustaf Rossby, and mathematician John von Neumann. Correspondence with von Neumann offers a rich account of the close working and personal relationship between the two scientists. Among the correspondence is a letter dated August 24, 1948, in which JGC discusses his ideas on numerical forecasting and presents his proposal for the "immediate attack on the numerical forecast problem" (box 16, folder 516). Of additional interest is correspondence with Carl-Gustaf Rossby in which Charney outlines his landmark research in numerical weather prediction with von Neumann at the Institute for Advanced study (box 14, folders 459-460).

Box Folder

A, general correspondence 1946-1981 

2 73-74

A, correspondence 1964-1978 

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28 75

Academic Press 1957-1960 

2 76

Advanced Research Projects Agency 1958 

2 77

Air Force Cambridge Weather Center 1949-1964 

2 78

Air Weather Service (Department of Air Force) 1952-1974 

2 79

American Academy of Achievement 1965-1966 

2 80

American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1958-1977 

2 81

American Association for the Advancement of Science 1958-1966 

2 82

American Chemical Society 1960-1961 

2 83

American Geophysical Union (AGU) 1949-1975 

Boxes 2-3 84-88

AGU, Committee on Atmospheric Electricity 1970 

3 89

AGU, Bowie Medal Subcommittee 1977-1980 

3 90-91

AGU, International Participation 1961-1969 

3 92

American Mathematical Society 1955-1971 

3 93

American Meteorological Society (AMS) 1949-1979 

3 94-96

AMS, Awards Committee 1951-1980 

3 97-98

AMS, Compendium of Meteorology Committee 1948-1951 

3 99

AMS, Fellows Committee 1966-1967 

3 100

AMS, Forecasting Committee 1957-1961 

3 101

AMS, International Cooperation Committee 1966 

3 102

AMS Council 1959-1965 

3 103

AMS, Journal of Atmospheric Sciences 1947-1978 

3 104-105

AMS, Publications Commission 1960-1969 

3 106

American Physical Society 1970 

3 107

Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences 1977-1980 

3 108-110

Applied Mechanics Reviews 1952, 1964 

3 111

Atmospheric Sciences Panel on the President's Sciences Advisory Committee, 1960-1963 

3 112

Atomic Energy Commission 1955-1956 

3 113

B, general correspondence 1949-1980 

3 114-115

B, correspondence 1960-1978 

General note

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28 116

Baum, Wener A. 1949-1973 

Boxes 3-4 117-118

Berkofsky, Louis 1973-1978 

4 119

Bjerknes, Jacob 1947-1976 

4 120

Bolin, Bert 1951-1964 

4 121

British Broadcasting Corporation 1976-1978 

4 122

Byers, Horance R. 1950-1959 

4 123

C, general correspondence 1949-1980 

4 124

C, correspondence 1972-1974 

General note

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28 125

California, University of 1954-1977 

4 126

Visiting professorship, UCLA 1966-1967 

4 127

Centre National d'Études Spatiales 1970 

4 128

Chicago, University of 1951-1963 

4 129

Chicago, University of: course in hydrodynamics 1946 October 3 to December 20 

4 130-131

Chinese Meteorological Society 1975 

4 132

Churchill College, Cambridge, England 1972-1973 

4 133

Conferences and seminars: Conference on the Meteorological Computing Project, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey 1946 August 29 to August 31 

4 134

Conferences and seminars: A Practical Numerical Weather Forecasting Meeting, Institute for Advanced Study 1952 August 5 

4 135

Conferences and seminars: Program of the 121st National Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Atlantic City, New Jersey 1953 March 7 to March 19 

4 136

Conferences and seminars: Program of the 122nd National Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Washington, DC 1953 April 29 to May 4 

4 137

Conferences and seminars: Program of the American Physical Society, Washington DC Meeting 1953 April 30 to May 2 

4 138

Conferences and seminars: Electronic Computer Project Conference, Princeton, New Jersey 1955 October 25 to October 27 

4 139

Conferences and seminars: Conference on Theoretical Geophysics, Washington, DC 1956 February 1 to February 3 

4 140

Conferences and seminars: Symposium on Planetary Atmospheres and Convections in Rotating Fluids, London 1957 May 23 to May 24 

4 141

Conferences and seminars: Symposium on the Changing Pacific Ocean in 1957 and 1958, Rancho Santa Fe, California 1958 June 2 to June 4 

4 142

Conferences and seminars: Program of the Seventh Weather Radar Conference and Technical Conference on Hurricanes, American Meteorological Society, Miami Beach, Florida 1958 November 17 to November 22 

4 143

Conferences and seminars: First Conference on Cumulus Convection, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 1959 May 19 to May 22 

4 144

Conferences and seminars: Program for the Twelfth Annual Conference of the Institute of Geophysics, Los Angeles, California 1959 November 5 to November 7 

4 145

Conferences and seminars: 40th Anniversary Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Boston, Massachusetts January 19 to January 22 

4 146

Conferences and seminars: Third Numerical Weather Prediction Conference 1960 June 27 to June 30 

4 147

Conferences and seminars: International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, IUGG 12th General Assembly, Helsinki 1960 July 26 to August 6 

4 148

Conferences and seminars: International Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, World Meteorological Organization, Geneva, Switzerland 1962 April 3 to April 6 

4 149

Conferences and seminars: United States Air Weather Service Orientation Program for Reserve Weather Officers, MIT 1962 May 20 to June 3 

4 150

Conferences and seminars: International Symposium on Dynamics of Large-Scale Processes, Boulder, Colorado 1963 September 3 to September 7 

4 151

Conferences and seminars: Tenth General Assembly of the International Council of Scientific Unions, Vienna, Austria 1964 March 12 to March 20 

4 152

Conferences and seminars: International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics: Symposium of Rotating Fluid Systems, La Jolla, California 1966 March 28 to April 2 

4 153

Conferences and seminars: Air Weather Service Military Airlift Command, United States Air Force, Orientation Program for Reserve Weather Officers, MIT 1966 May 23 to June 3 

4 154

Conferences and seminars: Technique Development Conference, Washington, DC 1966 May 24 to May 26 

4 155

Conferences and seminars: Ocean Circulations and Climatic Changes, Goddard Institute for Space Studies 

4 156

Conferences and seminars: Sixth Technical Conference on Hurricanes 1969 December 2 to December 4 

4 157

Conferences and seminars: Fourth Arizona Conference on Planetary Atmospheres 1970 March 2 to March 4 

4 158

Conferences and seminars: Symposium on Tropical Meteorology, Honolulu, Hawaii 1970 June 2 to June 11 

4 159

Conferences and seminars: Fifteenth General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, Moscow, USSR 1971 July 30 to August 14 

4 160

Conferences and seminars: Second Conference on Numerical Prediction of the American Meteorological Society, Monterey, California 1973 October 1 to October 4 

4 161

Conferences and seminars: IAS Session at National Computer Conference 1975 May 21  

4 162

Conferences and seminars: First Conference on Parameterization in Meteorology of the American Meteorological Society and the University of Chicago 1975 December 3 to December 5 

4 163

Conferences and seminars: Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Waves and Stability of the American Meteorological Society, Seattle, Washington. 1976 March 29 to April 2 

4 164

Conferences and seminars: Conference on Comparative Fluid Dynamics, Annapolis, Maryland 1979 June 11 to June 13 

4 165

Conferences and seminars: Symposium on Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, European Geophysical Society, Vienna, Austria 1979 September 11 to September 14 

4 166

Conferences and seminars: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Symposium, "A Quarter Century of Modeling of Geophysical Fluid Processes--A Retrospective," Princeton, New Jersey 1980 October 9 to October 10 

4 167

Conferences and seminars: conference programs and correspondence 1949-1981 

4 168

Conferences and seminars: numerical weather prediction conferences 1951-1961 

4 169

Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies 1977-1980 

5 170

Cressman, George 1954-1978 

5 171

D, general correspondence 1950-1980 

5 172

D, correspondence 1968-1973 

General note

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28 173

Davies, T. V., manuscript 1951 

5 174

Deep-Sea Research 1959-1975 

5 175

E, general correspondence 1951-1980 

5 176

E, correspondence 1958-1963 

General note

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28 177

Eliassen, Arnt 1948-1980 

5 178-179

F, general correspondence 1949-1980 

5 180

F, correspondence 1960-1976 

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28 181

Fjortoft, Ragnar 1949-1962 

5 182

Forsythe, George E. 1948-1957 

5 183

Fortune Magazine 1953-1961 

5 184

Frank Capra Productions, Inc. 1955-1957 

5 185

Franklin Institute 1968-1973 

5 186

Frassetto, Roberto 1970-1975 

5 187

Frenkiel, Francis N. 1952-1962 

5 188

G, general correspondence 1947-1980 

5 189

G, correspondence 1930-1980 

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28 190

Gambo, Kanzaburo 1949 to 1962, 1980 

5 191

Garcia, Rolando V. 1954-1971 

5 192

Global Atmospheric Research Program (GARP), Joint GARP Organizing Committee (JOC) 1966-1968 

5 193-194

GARP: JOC 1969-1978 

5 195-196

GARP: JOC, first session, study group on tropical disturbances, Madison, Wisconsin 1968 October 21 to November 8 

5 197

GARP: JOC, second session, Princeton, New Jersey 1969 

5 198-199

GARP: JOC, third session, Paris 1969 

5 200-201

GARP: JOC, fourth session, Moscow 1970 

5 202

GARP: JOC, fifth session, Trivandrum 1971 

5 203

GARP: United States Committee for the Global Atmospheric Research Program (USC-GARP) 1967 

6 204-205

GARP: USC-GARP 1968 

6 206-207

GARP: USC-GARP 1969 

6 208-211

GARP: USC-GARP 1970 

6 212-213

GARP: USC-GARP 1971 

6 214-216

GARP: USC-GARP 1972-1973 

6 217-219

GARP: USC-GARP 1974-1976 

6 220

GARP: USC-GARP, data assimilation 1969-1970 

6 221

GARP: USC-GARP, technological planning group 1960-1970 

6 222

GARP conferences, symposiums, and workshops: 11 GARP Study Conference," Stockholm, Sweden 1967 June 28 to July 11 

7 223-224

GARP conferences, symposiums, and workshops: Plan for U.S. Participation in the Global Atmospheric Research Program, Boulder, Colorado 1969 October 15 to October 17 

7 225

GARP conferences, symposiums, and workshops: tropical experiments workshop, Miami, Florida 1970 June 22 to June 24 

7 226-227

GARP conferences, symposiums, and workshops: "International Symposium on Four Dimensional Data Assimilation," Princeton, New Jersey 1971 April 19 to April 22 

7 228

GARP conferences, symposiums, and workshops: GATE workshop on cumulus parameterization 1972 July 11 

7 229

GARP conferences, symposiums, and workshops: "The Impact of GATE on Large-Scale Numerical Modeling of the Atmosphere and Ocean," Woods Hole, Massachusetts 1979 August 20 to August 29 

7 230

GARP Alpine Experiment (ALPEX) 1960-1980 

7 231-233

GARP ALPEX experiment design proposals 1979-1980 

7 234-235

GARP Atlantic Tropical Experiment (GATE) 1971-1976 

7 236-239

GARP Barbados Oceanographic and Meteorological Experiment (BOMEX) 1968-1976 

7 240-242

GARP Bomex advisory panel 1968-1969 

7 243

GARP Bomex Analysis Program (BOMAP) 1969-1971 

8 244

GARP Monsoon Experiment (MONEX) 1973 

8 245

GARP MONEX panel meeting, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory/NOAA, Princeton, N.J. 1974 

8 246

GARP Polar Research (POLEX) 

8 247

GARP Tropical Experiment (TROPEX) council 1970-1971 

8 248

GARP TROPEX interim group 1970-1971 

8 249

GARP TROPEX working group 3 1967 

8 250

GARP panels: Air/Sea Interaction 1966-1967 

8 251

GARP panels: Clear Air Turbulence 1968-1971 

8 252

GARP panels: Climatic Variation 1971-1974 

8 255-254

GARP panels: Data Management 1970-1971 

8 255

GARP panels: Global Monitoring of Containment 1969-1970 

8 256

GARP panels: Meso-Macro Interaction 1967 

8 257

GARP panels: Ocean-Atmosphere Monitoring 1971 

8 258

GARP panels: Tropical Meteorology 1968 

8 259

GARP publicity 1969-1978 

8 260

GARP working groups: cumulus convection 1968-1969 

8 261

GARP working groups: internal motions 1968 

8 262

GARP working groups: internal turbulence 1968-1969 

8 263

GARP working groups: large-scale, long-period air-ocean interactions 1968-1969 

8 264

GARP working groups: numerical experimentation 1968-1970 

8 265-266

GARP working groups: ccean surface observations 1964 

8 267

GARP working groups: planetary boundary layer 1968-1969 

8 268

GARP working groups: planetary exploration 1965 

8 269

GARP working groups: predictability and data requirements 1968 

8 270

GARP working groups: radiation 1969-1970 

8 271

GARP working groups: structure of the tropical atmosphere 1968-1969 

8 272-273

Goddard Institute for Space Studies 1972-1975 

8 274

Goody, Richard M. 1956-1973 

8 275

Gun control legislation 1968 

8 276

H, general correspondence 1950-1981 

9 277-278

H, correspondence 1953-1981 

General note

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28 279

Halem, Milton 1968-1971 

9 280

Harvard University, Ad Hoc Committee on Rotch Professorship 1969 

9 281

Harvard University Committee on Oceanography 1963-1964 

9 282

Harvard College Observatory 1956-1974 

9 283

Harvard University visiting professorship 1965-1966 

9 284

Hebrew University of Jerusalem 1973 

9 285

Hidaka, Koji 1955 

9 286

Hide, Raymond 1954-1977 

9 287

Hines, Colin O. 1960-1975 

9 288

Holmboe, Jorgen 1946-1963 

9 289

Hovmoller, Ernest 1952-1953 

9 290

I, general correspondence 1960-1980 

9 291

I, correspondence 1970-1981 

General note

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28 292

Iberall, Arthur 1964-1979 

9 293-294

Illinois, University of 1968 

9 295

Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), committee on numerical weather prediction 1953 

General note

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27 296

IAS correspondence 1948-1957 

9 297

IAS, Electronic Computer Project: contract correspondence 1946-1955 

9 298

IAS, Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator (ENIAC) 1948-1951 

9 299

IAS, ENIAC log book, barotropic models 1951 

9 300

IAS, ENIAC log book undated 

9 301

IAS, meteorology project 1946 to 1956, undated 

9 302

IAS, personnel records 1951-1954 

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28 303

IAS, progress report of the meteorology group 1946-1952 

9 304

IAS, progress report of the meteorology group 1953-1955 

9 305

Institute of Aeronautical Sciences 1958-1962 

9 306

Institute of Space Studies 1961-1979 

9 307

Interagency Committee for International Meteorological Programs 1964-1965 

9 308

International Business Machines (IBM) 1951-1977 

9 309

International Civil Aviation 1954 

9 310

International Cooperation Year 1964-1967 

9 311

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIAS) 1975-1979 

9 312

IIAS summer workshop on computation of equilibria and stability regions 1975 

9 313-314

International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), Committee on Atmospheric Sciences 1963-1966 

10 315

IUGG, International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics (IAMAP) 1958-1981 

10 316-317

IUGG quadrennial report 1970-1971 

10 318

Irish meteorological service 1975, 1978 

General note

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27 319

Isaacs, John D. 1958-1959 

10 320

J, general correspondence 1957 to 1974, 1982 

10 321

J, correspondence 1968-1969 

General note

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28 322

Jastrow, Robert 1960-1974 

10 323

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 1978-1979 

10 324

John Hopkins University 1962-1963 

10 325

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation 1971-1974 

10 326

Journal of Computational Physics 1965-1966 

10 327

Journal of Fluid Dynamics 1973-1979 

10 328

Journal of Geophysical Research 1959-1964 

10 329

Journal of Marine Research 1960-1965 

10 330

K, general correspondence 1950-1980 

10 331-332

K, correspondence 1960-1977 

General note

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28 333

Kistiakowsky, George B. 1971-1973 

10 334

Koo, C. C. 1949-1958 

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27 335

L, general correspondence 1960-1980 

10 336-337

L, correspondence 1960-1979 

General note

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28 338

Lecture announcements 1951-1980 

10 339

Lewis, Harold W. 1958-1974 

10 340

Long, Robert R. 1958-1965 

10 341

M, general correspondence 1949-1981 

10 342-343

M, correspondence 1950-1981 

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28 344

Malone, Thomas F. 1959-1965 

10 345

Massachusetts Scientists and Engineers for Johnson and Humphrey 1964 

10 346

McGraw-Hill Book Company 1958-1979 

10 347-348

Merkine, Lee-Or 1976-1979 

10 349

Meteorology Society of Japan 1960-1972 

10 350

Miles, John W. 1963-1965 

11 351

Mintz, Yale 1946-1964 

11 352

Monin, Andrei, S. 1968-1979 

11 353

Monthly Weather Review 1958-1962 

11 354

Morrison, Philip 1969-1977 

11 355

Munk, Walter H. 1955-1966 

11 356

Murray, Francis W. 1958-1960 

11 357

N, general correspondence 1949-1981 

11 358

N, correspondence 1959-1975 

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28 359

Nakagawa, Y.: manuscripts 1960, undated 

11 360

Namias, Jerome 1947-1978 

11 361

National Academy of Sciences (NAS), 1954-1976 

11 362-363
Box Folder

Climate Research Board, 1975-1980 

11 364-366

Committees 

Box Folder

Agassiz Medal Award Committee, 1975-1979 Committee on Atmospheric Sciences (NASCAS) 

11 367
Box Folder

1957 

11 368-369

1958 

11 370-371

1959 

11 372-373

1960 

11 374

1961 

11 375-376

1962 

11 377-378

1963 

Boxes 11-12 379-380

1964 

12 381

1965 

12 382

1966 

12 383

1967 

12 384

1968 

12 385

1969-1970 

12 386

1971 

12 387

1972-1979 

12 388

Panel on Balloon-Satellite System, 1964-1965 

12 389

Panel on International Meteorological Cooperation: "The Feasibility of a Global Observation and Analysis Experiment," Report to the Committee on Atmospheric Sciences, 1966 

12 390

Panel on Weather and Climate Modification, 1964-1972 

12 391-392
Box Folder

Earth Sciences Board, 1971-1972 

12 393

Exchange Program, 1959-1964 

12 394

Geophysics Research Board, 1964-1975 

12 395-397

Physics Survey Report, 1970-1971 

12 398

Space Science Board, 1959-1965 

12 399

Summer Study on the Fire Problem, 1961 

12 400

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 1949-1981 

12 401-402
Box Folder

Global Observation and Analysis Experiment, 1964-1965 

12 403

Nimbus D-IRLS Balloon Experiment, 1966-1971 

12 404-405

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), 1958-1978 

13 406-407
Box Folder

Line Island Experiment (LIE), 1967-1968 

13 408

Tropical Meteorology Program (TROMEX), 1965-1968 

13 409-410

National Climate Program Act, 1977 

13 411

National Coalition for a Responsible Congress, 1970 

13 412

National Meteorological Research Laboratory, 1957 

13 413

National Science Foundation (NSF), 1955-1981 

13 414-416

Neiburger, Morris, 1947-1965 

13 417-418

New York Academy of Sciences, 1958-1972 

13 419-420

New York University, 1954-1978 

13 421-422

North American Aviation Science Center, 1966 

13 423

Nova Scotia Research Foundation, 1954-1959 

13 424

O, General Correspondence, 1952-1973 

13 425

O, Correspondence, 1960-1978 

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28 426

Office of Naval Research (ONR), Department of the Navy, 1949-1965 

13 427-429
Box Folder

Travel Authorizations, 1957-1960 

13 430

Ogura, Yoshi, 1957-1975 

13 431-432

Oppenheimer, Robert, 1949-1956 

13 433-434
Box Folder

"Notes on Quantum Mechanics, Physics 221, Oppenheimer, 1939," by B. Peters 

13 435

Otterman, Joseph: Reprints, 1974-1976 

13 436-437

P, General Correspodnence, 1949-1980 

13 438-440

P, Correspondence, 1963-1981 

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28 441

Panofsky, Hans A., 1947-1966 

13 442-443

Pedlosky, Joseph, 1962-1979 

14 444

Pergamon Press, Inc., 1957-1960 

14 445

Petterssen, Sverre, 1949-1963 

14 446

Pfeffer, Richard, 1959-1980 

14 447-448

Phillips, Norman A., 1952-1979 

14 449

Platzman, George W., 1948-1979 

14 450-451

Q, General Correspondence, 1954-1957 

14 452

R, General Correspondence, 1953-1977 

14 453-454

R, Correspondence, 1959-1978 

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28 455

Rand Corporation, 1956-1965 

14 456

Reprint Requests, 1964-1979 

14 457

Riehl, Herbert, 1949-1966 

14 458

Rossby, Carl-Gustaf 

14 459-460

Rossby (Carl-Gustaf) Memorial Volume, 1956-1960 

14 461-462

Royal Meteorological Society, 1961-1979 

14 463

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 1965-1973 

14 464

S, General Correspondence, 1952-1978 

14 465-467

S, Correspondence, 1953-1981 

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28 468-469

Science, 1975 

14 470

Science Service, 1951-1960 

14 471

Scientific American 

14 472

Smagorinsky, Joseph, 1949-1980 

14 473

Speranza, Antonio, 1974-1981 

Boxes 14-15 474-475

Stratton, Julius, 1960-1962 

15 476

Stommel, Henry, 1950-1980 

15 477-478

Summer School on Mesoscale Meteorological Phenomena, 1973 

15 479-480

Summer School on Mesoscale Meteorological Phenomena, 1973 

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27 480b

Supersonic Transports, 1971-1977 

14 481-483

T, General Correspondence, 1950-1980 

14 484

T, Correspondence, 1958-1975 

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28 485

Tellus, 1950-1977 

15 486

Thompson, Phillip D., 1947-1976 

15 487

Travelers Research Center, Inc., 1959-1976 

15 488

U, General Correspondence, 1957-1970 

15 489

Union Geofisica Mexicana, 1963-1964 

15 490

United National Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 1954-1961 

15 491

United States Coast Guard Academy: National Data Buoy System, 1968-1969 

15 492-493

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, 1973-1978 

15 494-495

Universities National Anti-War Fund (UNAF), 1970-1973 

15 496
Box Folder

Campus Coordinators, 1970-1971 

15 497

Candidate Information, 1970 

16 498

Candidate Information, House of Representatives, 1970 

16 499-500

Candidate Information, Senate, 1970 

16 501-502

Contribution Record Book, n.d. 

16 503

Correspondence, Incoming, 1970-1972 

16 504-506

Correspondence, Outgoing, 1971 

16 507

Mailings to Contributors, 1970-1972 

16 508

National Board, 1970 

16 509

Reorganization, 1970-1971 

16 510

Sponsors, 1970-1971 

16 511

Volunteers, n.d. 

16 512

V, General Correspondence, 1951-1981 

16 513

V, Correspondence, 1953-1981 

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28 514

Van Mieghem, J., 1951-1954 

16 515

Von Neumann, John, 1946-1955 

16 516-517

W, General Correspondence, 1951-1978 

16 518-519

W, Correspondence, 1959-1979 

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28 520

Weather Bureau, United States Department of Commerce, 1950-1965 

16 521
Box Folder

Joint Numerical Weather Prediction Unit, 1954-1957 

16 522

National Hurricane Research Project, 1955-1961 

16 523

Weizmann Institute of Science, 1971-1973 

16 524

Wexler, Harry, 1948-1962 

16 525

Wiesner, Jerome B., 1961-1965 

16 526

World Meteorological Organization, 1964-1977 

Boxes 16-17 527-528

Wurtele, M.G., manuscript, n.d. 

16 529

Y, General Correspondence, 1948-1970 

16 530

Y, Correspondence, 1968-1970 

General note

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28 531

Yeh, Tu Cheng, 1948-1950, 1980 

17 532

Young, David, manuscript, 1951 

17 533

Z, General Correspondence, 1962-1979 

17 534

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1950, 1981, n.d. 

17 535

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 Series 3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Materials 1955-1981 

Scope and contents note

This series records Charney's activities at MIT as a teacher, researcher, and administrator. The series is arranged alphabetically.

The MIT Computation Center was utilized by the Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) Group in the MIT Meteorology Department to assist in the development of techniques to predict and understand large-scale atmospheric motions. Materials reflecting the meteorological problems researched by Charney and other NWP members include applications for computer usage, problem approval forms, problem abstracts, and progress reports from 1957 to 1962. A significant amount of correspondence filed in the Computation Center subseries is directed to and from Norman A. Phillips, associate professor and professor of meteorology from 1956 to 1974 and head of the meteorology department from 1970 to 1974. Phillips-related correspondence is scattered throughout the MIT series and appears spiradically in other series, particularly Series 2 (box 14, folders 449).

Materials filed in the Department of Meteorology section are generally a mixture of routine departmental correspondence, colloquia announcements, course schedules and memoranda. There is sparse documentation of Charney's tenure as head of the Department of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography during the years 1974 to 1977 (box 17, folder 572).

Among the grant projects documented from 1961 to 1978 in which Charney was the principal investigator are "Application of High-Speed Computers to Dynamical Meteorology and Oceanography" and "Theory of Large-Scale Atmospheric and Oceanic Processes." Materials representing his scientific and administrative participation include grant proposals, progress reports, budgets, and correspondence between Charney and NSF grant administrators.

Courses taught by Charney are richly documented by course and lecture notes generated between 1959 and 1972. Additional materials relating to his teaching include student notes, papers, problem sets, and examinations (box 18).

Box Folder

Committee, centennial panel discussion 1960-1961 

17 536

Committee on Planetary and Space Studies (COMPASS) 1962-1963 

17 537

Corporation Visiting Committee for the Earth Sciences 1960-1962 

General note

This folder is restricted.

28 538-539

Corporation Visiting Committee for the Earth Sciences 1974-1977 

General note

This folder is restricted.

28 540-541

Committee, dedication of the Green Building 1963-1964 

17 542

Committees, earth sciences 1956 

17 543

Committees, geophysics 1958-1963 

17 544

Interdepartmental Committee for the Field of Oceanography 1959-1960 

17 545

Computation Center 1957-1961 

17 548

Committees, outside professional activities 1966-1972 

17 546

Committee, science and engineering connected with outer space 1963 

17 547

Computation Center projects: atmospheric dissociation rates 1962 

17 549

Computation Center projects: balance equations 1957 

17 550

Computation Center projects: barotropic code 1957-1958 

17 551

Computation Center projects: dynamical model of a hurricane 1959-1960 

17 552

Computation Center projects: energy conversion in the polar stratosphere 1961 

17 553

Computation Center projects: energy transfer in 2-D turbulence 1960-1961 

17 554

Computation Center projects: general circulation of the atmosphere 1957-1958 

17 555

Computation Center projects: geostropic vertical motions 1961 

17 556

Computation Center projects: hemispheric master program 1957-1959 

17 557

Computation Center projects: hemispheric weather forecasts 1959-1961 

17 558

Computation Center projects: integration of balance equations 1959-1960 

17 559

Computation Center projects: meteorology input-output 1960-1961 

17 560

Computation Center projects: one-dimensional line 1958-1959 

17 561

Computation Center projects: primitive eulerian equations 1957-1958 

17 562

Computation Center projects: stability of the stratosphere 1959-1960 

17 563

Computation Center projects: wind analysis 1957-1958 

17 564

Course evaluation 1973 February 

17 565

Industrial Liaison Office 1956-1975 

17 566

Joint program in oceanography 1969-1972 

17 567

Libraries 1959-1978 

17 568

Meteorology, Department of 1955-1965 

17 569

Meteorology, Department of 1966-1969 

17 570

Meteorology, Department of 1970-1973 

17 571

Meteorology, Department of 1974-1981 

17 572

National Science Foundation, grants and contracts 1961-1966 

17 573

National Science Foundation, grants and contracts 1967-1968 

17 574

National Science Foundation, grants and contracts 1969-1973 

17 575-577

National Science Foundation, grants and contracts 1974-1978 

17 578

"Reports on Research" 1958-1962 

17 579

Sea Grant Program 1978 

18 580

Teaching materials: general examinations for doctoral candidates in Meteorology 1957-1970 

General note

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28 581-583

Teaching materials: general examinations for doctoral candidates in Meteorology 1972-1980 

General note

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28 584-585

Teaching materials: planetary fluid dynamics examinations 1958-1972 

18 586-587

Teaching materials: planetary fluid dynamics problem sets 1959-1973 

18 588-589

Teaching materials: planetary fluid dynamics problem sets undated 

18 590

Teaching materials: quizzes, examinations and problems 1965-1978 

18 591

Teaching materials: dynamics of tropical atmospheres and cceans, course and lecture notes 1967 

18 592

Teaching materials: introduction to atmospheric dynamics, course and lecture notes 1970 

18 593-594

Teaching materials: lecture notes 1959 

18 595

Teaching materials: lecture notes 1960 Spring 

18 596

Teaching materials: lecture notes 1962 

18 597

Teaching materials: lecture notes 1967-1970 

18 598

Teaching materials: lecture notes 1975 

18 599

Teaching materials: lecture notes 1977 

18 600-601

Teaching materials: planetary fluid dynamics (19.67) second term course and lecture notes 1957-1958 

18 602-603

Teaching materials: planetary fluid dynamics (19.67) course and lecture notes 1961 

18 604

Teaching materials: planetary fluid dynamics (19.67) course and lecture notes 1963 Spring 

18 605

Teaching materials: planetary fluid dynamics (19.67) course and lecture notes 1965 Spring 

18 606

Teaching materials: planetary fluid dynamics (19.67) course and lecture notes 1965 Fall 

18 607

Teaching materials: planetary fluid dynamics (19.67) course and lecture notes 1966 Fall 

18 608

Teaching materials: planetary fluid dynamics (19.67) course and lecture notes 1971 

18 609-611

Teaching materials: planetary fluid dynamics (19.67) course and lecture notes 1972 Spring 

Boxes 18-19 612-614

Teaching materials: planetary fluid dynamics (19.67), early set undated 

19 615-617

Teaching materials: planetary fluid dynamics (19.67) course and lecture notes undated 

19 618-621

Teaching materials: student notes 1962 Spring 

19 622

Teaching materials: baroclinic and barotropic instability student notes 1963 

19 623

Teaching materials: dynamics of tropical atmospheres and cceans student notes 1967 

19 624

Teaching materials: oceanic circulations student notes 1960-1963 

19 625

Teaching materials: planetary fluid dynamics student notes 1966 Fall  

19 626

Teaching materials: student papers 1961 

General note

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19 627

Teaching materials: student papers 1964, 1967 

General note

This folder is restricted for 75 years.

19 628

Teaching materials: student papers 1967-1971 

General note

This folder is restricted for 75 years.

19 629

Teaching materials: student papers 1975 

General note

This folder is restricted for 75 years.

19 630

Teaching materials: student papers 1976-1977 

General note

This folder is restricted for 75 years.

19 631

Teaching materials: student papers 1977-1978 

General note

This folder is restricted for 75 years.

19 632-633

Teaching materials: student papers undated 

General note

This folder is restricted for 75 years.

19 634

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 1954-1980 

19 635

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 Series 4. Writings and Lectures 1940-1981 

Scope and contents note

This series consists mainly of articles written by Charney, and lectures he delivered to professional meetings. Some research data, photographs, and correspondence relating to his publications and presentations are included. Arranged chronologically.

Throughout his career, Charney was a prolific and inventive researcher. His writings provide rich documentation of his great influence on the science of meteorology. Of particular interest is Charney's 1947 manuscript "Dynamics of Long Waves in a Baroclinic Westerly Current." This paper contained the first description of the process of baroclinic instability and formed the foundation for all modern dynamical meteorology and the modern theory of the general circulation of the atmosphere (box 18, folders 640-641). Also of note are the 1967 and 1968 manuscript versions of his 1969 paper "The intertropical convergence zone and the Hadley circulation of the atmosphere." Included with the manuscripts are meteorological calculations, research notes, and test data (box 22, folders 781-782).

Box Folder

"Curve Spaces in N-Dimensional Coordinate Manifolds", manuscript 1940 

19 636

"A Derivation of the Long-Wave Radiative Flux from a Homogeneously Stratified Layer", article in Handbook on Meteorology, McGraw-Hill. correspondence 1944-1945 

19 637

"Dynamics of Long-Waves," lecture 1947 April 23 

19 638

"Rossby's Theory of the General Circulation," lecture 1947 November 14 

19 639

"The Dynamics of Long-Waves in a Baroclinic Westerly Current," manuscript; reprint, Journal of Meteorology 1946-1947 

19 640-641

"Numerical Forecasting," lecture - New York University 1948 December 

General note

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27 642

"On Numerical Weather Prediction by Dynamical Methods," manuscript 1948 

19 643

"On the Scale of Atmospheric Motions," manuscript; reprint, Geofysiska Publikasjoner 1948 

19 644

"Report on a Program for Numerical Weather Prediction," lecture - American Meteorological Society, New York 1949 January 25 to January 28 

General note

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27 645

"A Numerical Method for Predicting the Perturbation of the Middle Latitude Westerlies," manuscript 1949 April 

20 646

"On the Physical Basis for Numerical Prediction of Large-Scale Motions in the Atmosphere," manuscript 1949 

20 647

"Progress in Dynamic Meteorology," lecture - thirtieth anniversary meeting of the American Meteorology Society, St. Louis, Missouri 1950 January 3 to January 6 

20 648

"Dynamics of Tropical Depressions," lecture - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution-MIT seminar 1950 May 9 

20 649

"Numerical Forecasting," lecture - University of California at Los Angeles 1950 April 11 

20 650

"The Numerical Integration of the Barotropic Vorticity Equation," manuscript 1950 

20 651

Reply to "Atmospheric Signal Velocity" by R.S. Scorer, reprint Journal of Meteorology 1951 February 

20 652

"Theory of Long-Waves in the Atmosphere," lecture - New York University Institute of Mathematics and Applied Mechanics 1951 May 14 

20 653

Untitled lecture, New York Academy of Science 1951 May 22 

20 654

"The Dynamic Stability in the Maintenance of the Westerlies," lecture - Ninth General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, Brussels 1951 August 21 to September 1 

20 655

"On Baroclinic Instability and the Maintenance of the Kinetic Energy of the Westerlies," manuscript; reprint, Association de Meteorologie 1951 August 

20 656

"Theory of Stability in Fluid Motion," lecture - University of Chicago 1951 summer 

20 657

"Dynamic Forecasting by Numerical Process" 1951 

20 658

Series of four lectures on Recent Progress in Numerical Forecasting and the Formulation of Dynamic Models of the Atmosphere - Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton 1952 June 24 to July 2 

General note

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27 659

"The Numerical Forecasting Program in Princeton," lecture - University of Stockholm, Institute of Meteorology 1952 October 

20 660

"Numerical Integration of the Quasi-Geostrophic Equations for Barotropic and Simple Baroclinic Flows" (with N. A. Phillips), manuscript 1953 January 

20 661-662

"Numerical Forecasting," lectures - Meteorological group at the Institute for Advanced Study 1953 January 

20 663

"Numerical Weather Prediction," lecture - Institute for Advanced Study 1953 March 9 

20 664

Lectures and notes 1953 

20 665

"Numerical Prediction of Cyclogenesis," manuscript; reprint, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 1954 February 

20 666

"The Institute's Meteorology Project," lecture 1954 March 9 

20 667

Untitled lecture - delivered before the Section of Meteorology at the American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological Society, Washington, DC 1954 May 3 

20 668

"Some Remarks on Present and Future Uses of High-Speed Computers in Meteorology," lecture - NSF/UCLA Conference on the Significance and Possibilities of High-Speed Computing in Meteorology and Oceanography 1954 May 13 to May 15 

20 669

"The Basis of Numerical Weather Prediction," lecture - workshop on numerical weather prediction, Washington, DC 1954 June 2 

20 670

"Waves and Currents in Atmosphere and Ocean," lecture - oceanographic convocation, Woods Hole, Massachusetts 1954 June 22 to June 24 

20 671

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution lectures 1954 June 28 to July 1954 

20 672

University of Chicago lectures 1954 August 4 to August 13 

20 673

Untitled lecture, New York University 1955 January 14 

20 674

Untitled lecture, RCA Colloquium 1955 January 31 

20 675

"A New Method of Dynamical Weather Prediction," lecture - Geophysics Research Directorate, Boston, Massachusetts 1955 March 17 

20 676

"The Dynamics of the Gulf Stream," lecture - Institute for Advanced Study Physics seminar 1955 March 29 

20 677

"Numerical Methods in Dynamical Meteorology," lecture - National Academy of Sciences 1955 April 27 

20 678

"Mathematical Problems in Numerical Weather Prediction," lecture - New York University 1955 May 3 

20 679

"Application of Dynamical Methods to Weather Prediction," lecture - MIT 1955 July 7 

20 680

"Numerical Prediction and the General Circulation," lecture - Institute for Advanced Study, Study Group on the General Circulation of the Atmosphere 1955 October 26 to October 28 

20 681

"Some Aspects of Planetary Fluid Mechanics," lecture - Columbia University Physics Colloquium 1955 November 11 

20 682

"The Gulf Stream as an Inertial Boundary Layer," manuscript; reprint, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 1955 October 

20 683

"The Gulf Stream as an Inertial Boundary Layer," research 1954 summer 

20 684

"The Gulf Stream as an Inertial Boundary Layer," research 1954-1955 

20 685

"The Gulf Stream as an Inertial Boundary Layer," research undated 

20 686

"Numerical Methods in Dynamical Meteorology," reprint, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 1955 November 

20 687

"Non-Geostrophic Methods of Numerical Prediction," manuscript approximately 1955 

20 688

"A Numerical Model of Thermal Convection in the Atmosphere," manuscript 1955 

20 689

"The Use of the Primitive Equations of Motion in Numerical Prediction," manuscript; research notes; reprint, Tellus 1955 

20 690

"Planetary Fluid Mechanics and Weather Prediction," lecture - Illinois University 1956 January 10 

20 691

"Some Basic Problems in Dynamic Meteorology," lecture - Conference on Theoretical Geophysics, Washington, DC 1956 February 1 to February 3 

20 692

"Planetary Fluid Dynamics and Weather Computation," lecture - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1956 February 21 

21 693

"Hurricanes," lecture - MIT; Institute for Advanced Study 1956 March 1 and March 6 

21 694

"Current State of Numerical Weather Prediction," lecture 145th national meeting of the American Meteorological Society 1956 June 12 to June 14 

21 695

"Numerical Weather Prediction," lecture - Bell Telephone Laboratories 1956 August 15 

21 696

"The Gulf Stream as an Inertial Boundary Layer," lecture - MIT 1956 October 8 

21 697

"The Prediction of General Quasi-Geostrophic Motion" (with B. Gilchrist and F. Schuman), reprint, Journal of Meteorology 1956 October 

21 698

"Continuum Mechanics," lecture - MIT 1956 November 27 

21 699

"The Generation of Oceanic Currents by Wind," manuscript 1956 

21 700

"A Theory of the Mean Zonal Circulation of the Atmosphere as a Combined Effect of Forced Meridional Convection and Horizontal Turbulent Transfer," lecture - University of Chicago 1957 February 7 

21 701

"Non-linear Theory of General Circulation," lecture - MIT 1957 February 

21 702

"Dynamics of the Gulf-Stream," lecture - University of Oslo 1957 April 24 

21 703

"General Circulation of the Atmosphere," lecture - University of Oslo 1957 April 26 

21 704

"The Dynamics of the Gulf Stream," lecture - Imperial College of Science and Technology, London 1957 May 22 

21 705

"Theory of the General Circulation of the Atmosphere," lecture - Symposium on Planetary Atmospheres and Convection in Rotating Fluids, London 1957 May 23 to May 24 

21 706

Untitled lecture, International Meteorological Institute Conference on Numerical Forecasting, Stockholm, Sweden 1957 June 3 to June 8 

21 707

"General Circulation," lecture - Rossby Institute 1957 July 9 

21 708

"The Present and Future of Numerical Weather Prediction," lecture - Eleventh General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, Toronto, Canada 1957 September 3 to September 14 

21 709-710

"Numerical Weather Prediction," lecture - NAS Meteorology Committee 1957 September 24 

21 711

"The Dynamics of Hurricanes," lecture - Geophysics Research Directorate Seminar 1957 November 14 

21 712

"The Work of the Dynamical Weather Prediction Project," lecture - MIT-AMS seminar 1958 March 24 

21 713

"The Dynamics of a Mature Hurricane," manuscript 1958 March 

21 714

"Program and Plans of the Dynamical Prediction Project at MIT," lecture - Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, Washington, DC 1958 May 1 to May 3 

21 715

"Numerical Weather Prediction Research," lecture - MIT Corporation 1958 December 1 

21 716

"Experiments in Weather Modification with Numerical Prediction Models, lecture - 175th National Meeting of AMS 1959 March 24-27 

21 717

"Meteorological Hydrodynamics and Numerical Weather Prediction," lecture - Harvard-MIT Physics Colloquium 1959 April 23 

21 718

"Hydrodynamics of the Atmosphere and Numerical Weather Prediction," lecture - NAS Symposium on Physics, Chemistry and Biology in the Atmosphere 1959 April 27 

21 719

Untitled lecture - Theoretical Division of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration 1959 June 23 

21 720

Untitled lecture, Scripps Institution 1959 August 

21 721

"Hydrodynamics of the Atmosphere and Numerical Weather Predication--A Synthesis," reprint, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 1959 December 

21 722

"On the General Circulation of the Atmosphere," reprint and notes 1959 

21 723

"Propagation of Perturbation Energy Produced by Flow Over Mountains from the Lower Atmosphere with the Upper Atmosphere," lecture - 187th AMS meeting, Eugene, Oregon 1960 June 14 to June 16 

21 724

"Numerical Weather Prediction--The Scientific Future," lecture -International Symposium on Numerical Weather Prediction, Tokyo, Japan 1960 November 7 to November 13 

21 725

"Integration of the Primitive and Balance Equations," manuscript; photocopy of the Proceedings of the International Symposium on Numerical Weather Prediction, Tokyo, Japan 1960 November 7 to November 13 

21 726

Untitled lecture, UCLA 1960 December 5 

21 727

"Numerical Prediction and the General Circulation," reprint, Dynamics of Climate 1960 

21 728

"Non-linear Theory of a Wind-Driven Homogeneous Layer Near the Equator," photocopy - Deep-Sea Research 1960 

21 729

"Propagation of Energy of Planetary Scale from the Lower to Upper Atmosphere," lecture - MIT Applied Mathematics and Mechanics colloquium 1961 February 13 

21 730

"Betwixt the Polar Night Jet and the Gulf Stream," lecture - MIT-WHOI seminar 1961 April 14 

21 731

"Comments on the Dynamics of Climate," lecture - Travelers Research Center Seminar Series, Hartford, Connecticut 1961 October 5 

21 732

"Long-Range Weather Forecasting," lecture - The American Chemical Society 1961 October 26 

21 733

Institute Space Studies lectures 1961 October to December 

21 734

"On an Analogy Between Baroclinic Stability and the Stability of Two-Dimensional Parallel Flow," lecture - Harvard-MIT-Woods Hole Aeophysical Fluid Dynamics Seminar 1961 November 17 

21 735

"On the Stability of Internal Baroclinic Jets in a Rotating Fluid," lecture - MIT Applied Mathematics and Mechanics colloquium 1961 November 20 

21 736

"Propagation of Planetary-Scale Disturbances from the Lower Into the Upper Atmosphere" (with P. Drazin), manuscript; reprint, Journal of Geophysical Research 1961 

21 737-738

"Propagation of Planetary-Scale," research notes 1960, undated 

21 739

"Dynamics of Large-Scale Atmospheric Motions," lecture - AMS-American Physical Society Symposium on Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, New York City 1962 January 26 

21 740

"Numerical Weather Prediction as an N-Vortex Problem in Three Dimensions," lecture - Fourth Numerical Weather Prediction Conference, Los Angeles 1962 January 31 to February 3 

21 741

"Some Topics in the Dynamics of Planetary Atmosphere," lecture Johns Hopkins University, Applied Science Laboratory 1962 March 9 

21 742

"Numerical Experiments in Atmospheric Hydrodynamics," lecture American Mathematical Society symposium, Chicago 1962 April 3 

21 743

"Some Problems in the Dynamics of the Upper Atmosphere," lecture - MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics 1962 April 26 

21 744

Untitled lecture - General Precision, Inc., Science Advisory Group 1962 May 8 

21 745

Untitled lecture - MIT visiting committee 1962 May 14 

21 746

Untitled lecture - Harvard-MIT-WHOI seminar 1962 May 18 

21 747

Remarks by Jule G. Charney, speech - Weather Bureau/Stretch Dedication 1962 November 7 

21 748

"Meteorology and Planetary Fluid Dynamics," lecture - New England Regional Conference on Science, Technology and Space, MIT 1962 November 13 to November 14 

21 749

"On the Stability of Internal Baroclinic Jets in a Rotating Atmosphere" (with M. E. Stern), manuscript 1962 

21 750

"The Formation of Tropical Depressions," lecture - Numerical Weather Prediction Symposium, Oslo, Norway 1963 March 11 to March 16 

21 751

"The Genesis of Hurricanes," lecture - University of Chicago 1963 March 26 

21 752

"The Generation of Tropical Cyclones," lecture - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 1963 April 26 

21 753

"Dynamics of Large-Scale Motion in the Tropics," lecture - Third Technical Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Mexico City 1963 June 6 to June 12 

21 754

"Scientific Objectives of a Global Observation Program," lecture - Travelers Research Center, Hartford, Connecticut 1963 November 7 

21 755

"A Note on Large-Scale Motions in the Tropics," manuscript; reprints from Geofisica Internacional, 1963 and  Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 1963 November 

21 756

Remarks delivered by Jule Charney at the IBM Scientific Computing Symposium, Large-scale Problems in Physics, Yorktown Heights, New York 1963 December 9 to December 11 

21 757

"On the Trapping of Unstable Planetary Waves in the Atmosphere," manuscript; photocopy - Journal of Geophysical Research 1963 December 15 

21 758

"Numerical Experiments in Atmospheric Hydrodynamics," reprint - Proceedings of the Symposia on Applied Mathematics 1963 

21 759

"On the Genesis of Tropical Depressions," manuscript, drafts, research notes 1957-1963 

21 760-761

"Numerical Weather Analysis and Prediction," lecture - Stanford University 1964 January 1 

21 762

"Scientific Requirements and Uses for a Global Observation System," lecture - AMS Symposium on Progress and Major Problems in Meteorology, Los Angeles 1964 January 31 

21 763

"Global Data Requirements for Long-Range Prediction," lecture - WMO-IUGG Symposium on Research and Development Aspects of Long-range Forecasting, Boulder, Colorado 1964 June 29 to July 4 

21 764

"Some Aspects of the General Circulation in the Tropics," lecture - New York University 1964 November 6 

21 765

"A World Weather System and Its Uses," lecture - Geophysics Corporation of America, Bedford, Massachusetts 1964 November 16 

21 766

"Scientific Needs for a Global Observation System," lecture - AMS, Washington, DC 1964 December 16 

21 767

"On the Growth of the Hurricane Depression" (with A. Eliassen), reprints - Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences;  Geofisica Internacional 1964 January  

21 768

Untitled lecture, Interagency Commission on International Meteorology Programs 1965 January 6 

21 769

"Energy Cascades in Quasi -Geostrophic Flow," lecture - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Seminar, Woods Hole, Massachusetts 1965 March 6 

21 770

"Numerical Experiments in Atmospheric Hydrodynamics and Long-Range Prediction," lecture - MIT COMPASS seminar 1965 April 13 

21 771

"Stability, Energy, Cascades and Fronts," lecture - UCLA 1965 May 5 

21 771.2

"Appreciation of Jacob Bjerknes," speech - UCLA 1965 May 7 

21 771.3

"Scientific Opportunities, Problems and Requirements," lecture - International Cooperation Year meeting on international meteorology, Washington, DC 1965 June 16 

22 772.1

"A Global Observation Project," lecture and reprint - International Symposium on Dynamics of Large-Scale Processes in the Atmosphere, Moscow, USSR 1965 June 23 to June 30 

22 772.2

Comments delivered at the White House Conference on International Cooperation, panel on meteorology, Washington, DC 1965 November 28 to December 1 

22 773

Untitled lecture, Washington, DC 1966 February 15 

22 774

Harvard lecture series 1966 February to May 

22 775

"Some Remaining Problems in Numerical Weather Prediction," lecture - Travelers Research Center seminar series "Advances in Numerical Weather Prediction," Hartford, Connecticut 1966 June 2 

22 776

"Meteorology--Past, Present and Future," lecture - MIT Sloan Fellows 1966 November 10 

22 777

"Quasi-Geostrophic Energy Flow in Fourier and Physical Space," lectures - UCLA 1967 February 14 to February 23 

22 778

"On the Structure of a Wind-Driven Inertial Equatorial Current" (with S. Spiegel), manuscript 1967 March 20 

22 779

"General Circulation in the Tropics," lecture - Fifth Technical Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Caracus, Venezuela 1967 November 20 to November 28 

22 780

"The Intertropical Convergence Zone and the Hadley Circulation of the Atmosphere," manuscripts 1967 and 1968 

22 781-782

"The Intertropical Convergence Zone and the Hadley Circulation of the Atmosphere," diagrams undated 

22 783

"The Intertropical Convergence Zone and the Hadley Circulation of the Atmosphere," equations for various ITC-Hadley models undated 

22 784

"The Intertropical Convergence Zone and the Hadley Circulation of the Atmosphere," ITC stability calculation undated 

22 785

"The Intertropical Convergence Zone and the Hadley Circulation of the Atmosphere," notes undated 

22 786

"The Intertropical Convergence Zone and the Hadley Circulation of the Atmosphere," planetary boundary layers at low latitudes in ITZ model undated 

22 787

"The Intertropical Convergence Zone and the Hadley Circulation of the Atmosphere," test data undated 

22 788

"Global Atmospheric Research Program," lecture--48th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, San Francisco, California 1968 January 29 to February 1 

22 789

"General Circulation of the Atmosphere at Low Latitudes," lecture - space studies laboratory, Valley Forge Space Technology Center 1968 March 1 

22 790

"Intertropical Convergence Zone," lecture - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory 1968 April 11 

22 791

"What Determines the Thickness...," lecture - MIT sack lunch seminar 1968 November 11 

22 792

"The Predictability of a Flow Which Possesses Many Scales of Motion," lecture - WMO/IUGG symposium on weather prediction, Tokyo, Japan (photographs) 1968 December 

22 793

"What Determines the Depth of the Planetary Boundary Layer in a Neutral Atmosphere?" manuscript 1968 

22 794

"Princeton--Twenty Years After," keynote address - GARP symposium and dedication of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory at Princeton University 1969 January 24 to January 25 

22 795

"A Further Note on Large-Scale Motions in the Tropics," manuscript and reprint - Journal of Atmospheric Sciences 1969 January 

22 796

"Evolution of the Theory of the Global Atmospheric Circulation," lecture - Franklin Institute 1969 February 19 

22 797

"Use of Incomplete Historical Data to Infer the Present State of the Atmosphere" (with M. Hamlem and R. Jastrow), reprint, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 1969 September 

22 798

"What Determines the Depth of the Planetary Boundary Layer in a Neutral Atmosphere," manuscript; Russian language reprint 1969 

22 799

"Global Atmospheric Research Program," lecture - Oregon State physics colloquium 1970 April 23 to April 24 

22 800

"Observability, Predictability, Acronymity and Satellites," lecture - New York University public lecture series on "Meteorological Measurements from Satellites" 1970 May 11 

22 801

"The Spectrum of Geostrophic Turbulence," lecture - geophysical fluid dynamics seminar, MIT 1971 February 5 

22 802

"Fluid Dynamic Aspects of the Global Atmospheric Research Program," lecture - Brown University 1971 February 26 

22 803

"Geostrophic Dynamics: Cyclones, Fronts, Turbulence and Predictability," lecture - College of Engineering and Center for Applied Mathematics at Cornell University 1971 May 13 to May 14 

22 804

"Some Aspects of the ITC, Its Disturbances and Its Interactions with the Oceans," lecture - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 1971 June 22 

22 805

"The Global Atmospheric Research Program--Now and in the Future," lecture - CDC-7600, dedication at the National Center for Atmospheric Research 1971 August 10 

22 806

"Geostrophic Turbulence," manuscript; reprint, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 1971 September 

22 807

"Geostrophic Turbulence," lecture - State College of New York 1971 November 11 

22 808

"A Dynamical Theory of the Formation of Cloud Bands in Tropical Oceans," lecture - Seventh Technical Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Barbados 1971 December 6 to December 9 

22 809

"Tropical Cyclogenesis and the Formation of the Intertropical Convergence Zone," reprint, American Mathematical Society 1971 

22 810

"Structure of Wind-driven Equatorial Currents in Homogeneous Oceans," research notes approximately 1971 

22 811

"The Impact of Computers on Meteorology," lecture - First European Conference on Computational Physics, "The Impact of Computers on Physics," Geneva, Switzerland 1972 April 10 to April 14 

22 812

"Atmospheric Dynamics," lecture - symposium on atmospheric science, American Physical Society, Washington, DC 1972 April 24 to April 27 

22 813

"The Applied Physical Sciences," paper presented at the Conference on the Computer and the Development of Science and Learning, Institute for Advanced Study 1972 June 6 to June 8 

22 814

"Some Further Considerations on the Scales of Atmospheric Motions," lecture - UCLA 1972 July 17 

22 815

"Geostrophic Turbulence," lecture - Norshe Geophsisk Forennig, Nesbyen, Norway 1972 October 6 

22 816

"Geostrophic Turbulence," lecture - DAMPT seminar 1972 October 13 

22 817

"Geostrophic Turbulence," lecture, Bristol University 1972 November 13 

22 818

"A Poor Man's View of the Mean Circulation of the Lower Atmosphere," lecture - Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford, England 1972 November 15 

22 819

"CISK, Movable CISK and Related Matters," lecture - Imperial College, London 1972 December 13 

22 820

"Tropical Convection," lecture - DAMPT, GFD group 1972 December 

22 821

"Impacts of Computers on Meteorology," reprint, Computer Physics Communication 1972 

22 822

"Geostrophic Turbulence," lecture - University of Oslo 1973 January 17 

22 823

"Inertial Instability of Asymmetric Flow," lecture - University of Oslo 1973 January 18 

22 824

"How Predictable Is Weather?" lecture - Cambridge Philosophical Society 1973 January 29 

22 825

"Two-Dimensional Turbulence," lecture DAMPT, Cambridge University 1973 January 29 

22 826

"Movable CISK," reprint, Journal of Atmospheric Sciences 1973 January 

22 827

"Impact of Computers on Meteorology and Oceanography," lecture - Weizmann Institute 1973 March 19 

22 828

"The Dynamics of Deserts," lecture - University of Tel Aviv Environmental Science Department and Israel Meteorology Office 1973 May 10 

22 829

"Prediction of Turbulent Motion," lecture - Texas A&M University 1973 November 9 

22 830

Reply, reprint, Journal of Atmospheric Sciences 1974 April 

22 831

"Weather, Climate and Hydrodynamic Stability," the John Von Neumann Lecture - Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics 1974 June 25 

22 832-833

"Drought in the Sahara: A Bio-Geophysical Feedback Mechanism," manuscript 1974 

23 834

"Dynamics of Deserts and Drought in the Sahel," manuscript; reprint, GARP Publications Series, No. 16 1974 

23 835

"Drought: A Biophysical Feedback Mechanism," lecture - meeting on weather-food interactions, MIT 1975 May 9 to May 11 

23 836-837

"Dynamic and Equilibrium Problems in Climatology," lecture -International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Schloss Laxenburg, Austria 1975 July 21 

23 838

"Evidence of Baroclinic Instability," lecture - Harvard University Seminar 1975 October 16 

23 839

"Biogeophysical Feedback Mechanisms in Arid Lands," lecture -Symposium on Arid Zone Development, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Boston, Massachusetts 1975 October 23 to October 25 

23 840

"Planetary Fluid Dynamics," photocopy - Dynamic Meteorology (ed. P. Morel), D. Reidel Publishing Co. 1975 

23 841

"Drought in the Sahara: Insufficient Biogeophysical Feedback?" (with P. Stone, W. Quirk), reprint, Science 1976 January  

23 842

"The Dynamics of Desert and Desert Margins," Andrew Thompson lecture - Toronto, Canada 1977 March 3 

23 843

"Hydrodynamic Instability, Weather and Climate or the Prevalence of Instability in the Atmosphere," lecture 1977 March 4 

23 844

"Atmospheric Motion: Theories and Applications," lecture - Lowell Institute Lecture Series 1977 March 24 

23 845

"A Comparative Study of the Effects of Albedo Change on Drought in Semi-Arid Regions" (with W. Quirk, S. Chow, J. Kornfield), reprint, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 1977 September 

23 846

"Predictability of Monsoon Circulations," lecture - Joint International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics and the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics International Symposium on Monsoon Dynamics, New Delhi, India 1977 December 5 to December 9 

23 847

"A Study of the Dynamics of the ITCZ in a Symmetric Atmosphere-Ocean Model" (with E. Kalnay, E. Schneider, J. Shukla), paper presented at Joint IUTAM/IUGG Symposium on Monsoon Dynamics, New Delhi, India 1977 December 5 to December 9 

23 848

"Biogeophysical Feedback Mechanism in Arid Lands," photocopy of chapter from Arid Zone Development, Ballinger Publishing Company 1977 

23 849

"Symmetric and Quasisymmetric Models of Ocean Circulation," lecture approximately 1977 

23 850

"The Factors Determining the Nature of the ITCZ and Monsoon Circulations in Interactive Axisymmetric Atmosphere-Ocean Models" (with E. Rivas, E. Schneider, J. Shukla), manuscript 1977 

23 851

Seminar on long-period, large-scale variability and predictability, lecture notes, UCLA 1978 spring 

23 852

"Resonant Instability and Self-Exacted Oscillation of Topographically Forced Planetary Wave Systems," lecture - Scripps Institution 1978 June 2 

23 853

Untitled lecture, E.G.S., Strasbourg, Germany 1978 August 29 

23 854

"Rossby Waves and Stability Revisited," lecture, Conferences on Atmospheric and Oceanic Waves and Stability; Meteorology of the Upper Atmosphere, Boston, Massachusetts 1978 October 25 

23 855

"Multiple Flow Equilibria in the Atmosphere and Blocking" (with J. DeVore), reprint, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 1979 July 

23 856

"Form-Drag Instability, Multiple Equilibria and Propogating Planetary Waves in Baroclinic, Orographically Forced Planetary Wave Systems" (with D. Straus), reprint - Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 1980 June 

23 857

"The Spectroscopy of Atmospheric Motions," lecture - Center for Earth and Planetary Physics Colloquium, Harvard University 1981 March 18 

23 858

"Comparison of a Barotropic Blocking Theory with Observations" (with J. Shukla, K. Mo), reprint, Journal of Atmospheric Science 1981 March 

23 859

"Predictability of Monsoons" (with J. Shukla), reprint, Monsoon Dynamics (Cambridge University Press) 1977, 1981 

23 860

"The Applied Physical Sciences" (with W. Munk), manuscript undated 

23 861

"Formation of Tropical Depressions," manuscript undated 

23 862

"Future of Numerical Modeling," lecture undated 

23 863

"A Numerical Model of Thermal Convection in the Atmosphere" (with Y. Ogura) undated 

23 864

"On Numerical Weather Prediction," manuscript undated 

23 865

"On the Absence of an Energy Cascade in Quasi-Geostrophic Motions of the Atmosphere and Oceans," manuscript and research notes undated 

23 866

"Some Remarks on Numerical Forecasting," lecture undated 

23 867

Untitled lecture undated 

23 868

Untitled manuscript undated 

23 869

Untitled manuscript undated 

23 870

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 Series 5. Research Materials 1949-1977 

Scope and contents

This series is research files assembled by Charney consisting of notes, calculations, correspondence, manuscripts, reprints, and diagrams. Arranged alphabetically by topic or title.

The material in this series has been kept to preserve a record of Charney's research methods. Most of the research materials, especially from his Princeton years, was maintained in folders in a filing cabinet. This material consisted primarily of calculation and notes. Later, Charney organized his research material by topics in green boxes (known as Princeton files). Older material from diverse projects was brought together as Charney typically gathered correspondence with colleagues, reprints by himself and others, computations, drafts of articles, and data. Manuscripts and correspondence about the new article was then filed with the older records.

The majority of the undated research files are apparently associated with work undertaken by Charney at Princeton's Institute for Advanced Studies. Included are papers relating to Charney's collaboration with John von Neumann to solve meteorological equations by electronic computer (for example, see "Meteorological Noise, 1949," box 25, folder 1007).

An insight into Charney's intellectual processes can be gathered from the papers associated with "Dynamics of deserts" (box 24, folders 926-927). While on sabbatical leave at the Weizmann Institute in Israel in 1973, Charney began to develop a dynamical theory of deserts. He suggested that the borders of some deserts could be shifted by human activity and the drought at the southern edge of the Sahara Desert (the Sahel) could have been caused by overgrazing. Material relating to his desert research includes reports, correspondence, simulation experiment data, manuscripts, lecture notes, and reprints by researchers other than Charney. His investigations led to numerous publications and lectures during the period 1973 to 1979 (see Writings and Lectures Series).

"Dynamics of deserts," a Princeton file, contains all the materials Charney originally gathered including the reprints by himself and others. Most reprints not authored by Charney have been removed from "Hurricanes" (box 24, folders 981-988), and Charney's manuscript "The dynamics of a mature hurricane" has been removed and placed in the Writings and Lectures Series (box 21, folder 714). Two other files, "The intertropical convergence zone and the Hadley circulation of the atmosphere" (box 22, folders 781-782) and "Predictability of monsoons" (box 27, folders 1045-1946) have had the majority of unannotated reprints removed.

Box Folder

Absolutely stable computational method undated 

23 871

Adjustment of unbalanced current undated 

23 872

Advective-barclinic model undated 

23 873

Analysis of solution of primitive equations for single-layer atmosphere undated 

23 874

Anderson's (Charley) publication undated 

23 875

Another invariant integral in the non-linear string problem undated 

23 876

Applications of Riemann's method to second and third order barotropic equations undated 

General note

This folder is oversized.

27 877

Approximation of vertical velocities in a baroclinic wave undated 

23 878

Available entropy undated 

23 879

Balance equation model 1960-1964 

23 880

Balance equations 1955-1956 

23 881

Balance equations 1971-1977 

23 882

Balance equations in general circulation undated 

23 883

Balance equations, Properties of undated 

23 884

Baroclinic pilot model undated 

General note

This folder is oversized.

27 885

Baroclinic stability undated 

23 886

Baroclinic waves, u=V 0 + ΛΖ undated 

23 887

Baroclinic waves W≠O undated 

23 888

Barotropic-baroclinic instability 1960, undated 

23 889

Barotropic, baroclinic instability of the Gulf Stream 1961 

23 890

Barotropic model, Roundoff errors in undated 

23 891

Barotropic-perturbation theory for flow of jet over mountain undated 

23 892

Barotropic pilot model effect of end conditions undated 

23 893

Barotropic waves of finite amplitude undated 

23 894

Barotropic waves in two translating layers undated 

23 895

Boundary conditions for vorticity equation (letter from John Von Neumann) 1950 March 22 

23 896

Boundary value problem for Navier-Stokes equation and Numerical integration at the boundary of the oceans undated 

23 897

Burger's method applied to two-layer atmosphere undated 

23 898

Calculation of parameters of 2-dimensional baroclinic model undated 

24 899

Calculations for Hide parameters altered 1954, undated 

24 900

Collitz condition in five-layer model undated 

24 901

Computation of equivalent barotropic model undated 

24 902

Computation of influence function undated 

General note

This folder is oversized.

27 903

Computation of γ (ν) 1960 

24 904

Computational stability for vorticity equation undated 

24 905

Computing schemes for general equation undated 

General note

This folder is oversized.

27 906

Confluent hypergeometric function; solution of frequency equation for baroclinic waves undated 

24 907

Consistent formulation of quasi-geostrophic equations applicable to planetary motions - vertical propagation undated 

24 908

Constants for current relaxation calculations undated 

24 909

Convergence of Liebmann Process for elliptic equations with mixed terms undated 

24 910

Convergence of relaxation procedures; relaxation method undated 

24 911

Cromwell current 1965 - 1967, undated 

24 912

Cromwell current, Original work on undated 

24 913

Curves and phase and group velocity undated 

General note

This folder is oversized.

27 914

Derivation of linearized simplified equations undated 

24 915

Derivation of non-linear baroclinic equation in p undated 

General note

This folder is oversized.

27 916

Derivation of two-layer model from primitive equations 1955, undated 

24 917

Deserts, Early work on 1973 

24 918-919

Determination of initial winds from temperature and its time derivations 1969, undated 

24 920

Determination of u, v and φ from observations to satisfy balance euqation undated 

24 921

Difficulty in using primitive equations undated 

24 922

Dimensionality of atmospheric motions undated 

24 923

Displacement of hurricanes undated 

24 924

Dynamic stability and maintenance of the Westerlies 1949, undated 

General note

This folder is oversized.

27 925

"Dynamics of Deserts," Chicago lecture 1975 February 7 

24 926

"Dynamics of Deserts," convective boundary layer, reprints 1960-1967 

24 927

"Dynamics of Deserts," Cornejo (?) calculations of meridional circulation undated 

24 928

"Dynamics of Deserts," correspondence and reprints 1975, undated 

24 929

"Dynamics of Deserts," Symons Memorial Lecture 1974 

24 930

"Dynamics of Deserts," early diagrams for article undated 

24 931

"Dynamics of Deserts," notes for JAS desert article undated 

24 932

"Dynamics of Deserts," North Africa dynamics undated 

24 933

"Dynamics of Deserts," North Africa-Mediterranean experiment, winter undated 

24 934

"Dynamics of Deserts," Old visual material on GISS desert calculations undated 

24 935

"Dynamics of Deserts," satellite radiation measurements 1974 

24 936

"Dynamics of Deserts," University of California at Los Angeles, lecture 1976 August 

24 937

Effect in Gulf Stream of slope of continental slope undated 

24 938

Effect of Gravity Motions undated 

General note

This folder is oversized.

27 939

Effect of heat transfer into intermediate water 1979 

24 940

Effect of inertial instability on generation of shocks, frontogenesis undated 

24 941

Effect of variable emissivity undated 

24 942

Ekman layer in wave motion 1968 September 30 

24 943

Elimination of noodling 1955, undated 

24 944

Empirical law for velocity distribution in atmosphere undated 

24 945

Energy estimates for forecasts with the cut-off influence function undated 

24 946

Energy integral for sound filter undated 

24 947

Ergodic character of atmospheric flow; Continuation of motion (?) from small (?) (indecipherable) undated 

24 948

Evaluation of infinite function by method of stationary phase undated 

24 949

Exact one-dimensional barotropic equation undated 

24 950

Five-level model (Shuman) undated 

24 951

Five-level p integration with Q-carrying history, program for Gambo-Shuman undated 

24 952

Fixed points, limit cycles and climate undated 

24 953

Forces on vortices undated 

24 954

Forces on vortices in three dimensions undated 

24 955

Fourier analysis of pressure at 45° latitude; energy spectrum undated 

24 956

Fourier method for solving barotropic equations undated 

24 957

Frankel's criterion for periodic boundary conditions undated 

24 958

Friction in a stable atmosphere 1968, undated 

24 959

Frictionally and thermally driven circulations of various kinds 1967, undated 

24 960

Frontal stability 1953, undated 

24 961

Fronts 1964 

24 962

General baroclinic model, Program for (basic considerations) 1951, undated 

24 963

General circulation undated 

24 964

General circulation undated 

24 965

General quasi-geostropic equation in isentropic coordinates, Program for 1953 

24 966

General quasi-geostrophic model and equation; Preservation (?) of (indecipherable) of equation undated 

24 967

General solution for baroclinic waves undated 

24 968

Generation of noise in a single-layer ocean undated 

24 969

Geostropic adjustment in wind currents in stratified ocean-work with (George) Veronis undated 

24 970

Geostropic approximation undated 

24 971

Geostropic approximation as power series expansion undated 

24 972

GOS plan, Notes for 1964, undated 

24 973

Gravitational waves undated 

General note

This folder is oversized.

27 974

Group velocities undated 

General note

This folder is oversized.

27 975

Halem-Spinelli work undated 

24 976

Heating computations undated 

24 977

Higher geostropic approximations--stability theory undated 

24 978

Hough's solution for tides of second kind in equation undated 

24 979

Hunt - Estimates for one-dimensional barotropic forecast undated 

24 980

Hurricanes: calculations for stationary hurricanes undated 

24 981

Hurricanes: early work on hurricanes 1955, undated 

24 982

Hurricane boundary layer, notes undated 

24 983

Hurricane graphs undated 

24 984

Hurricanes: iterative solution of elliptical-hyperbolic system undated 

24 985

Hurricanes, notes 1963, undated 

24 986

Hurricanes: Non-steady hurricanes, notes 1958, undated 

24 987

Hurricanes: steady-rate hurricane motion equation 1962 

24 988

Hurricanes: implicit integration method - von Neumann undated 

24 989

Incorporation of heat sources in barotropic atmosphere undated 

24 990

Inerative process for solving hydrodynamical equations undated 

24 991

Inertialinstability 1973, undated 

24 992

Inertial waves in barotropic atmosphere undated 

25 993

Influence region for tendencies--empirical undated 

25 994

Integration of Lagrangian equations 1955, undated 

25 995

Integration of primitive equations undated 

25 996

Integration of primitive equations for barotropic models undated 

25 997

Interaction between perturbation and mean flow undated 

25 998

Jet in rotating two-dimensional fluid undated 

25 999

Kibel, Ilya A. undated 

25 1000

Knauss expedition to Indian Ocean 1962 July 21 to September 2 

25 1001

Kuo's paper on atmospheric vortices undated 

25 1002

"Laboratory studies in geophysical fluid dynamics," by R. Hide, typewritten essay 1964 

25 1003

Large-scale flow near equator 1961, undated 

25 1004

Lateral signal velocity undated 

General note

This folder is oversized.

27 1005

Limitations on group velocities by finiteness of earth undated 

25 1006

Meteorological noise 1949 

25 1007

Meteorological noise 1960-1972 

25 1008

Method of slowing gravitational waves without changing large-scale motions in baroclinic atmosphere undated 

25 1009

Method of solution of Poisson's equation for possible use for general quasi-geostropic equation undated 

25 1010

Miscellaneous ideas and outlines for papers (old) undated 

General note

This folder is oversized.

27 1011

Miscellaneous research notes 1962 to 1967, undated 

25 1012

Miscellaneous research notes 1980, undated 

25 1013

Miscellaneous research notes undated 

25 1014

Motion of jets undated 

25 1015

Motion of sunspots 1964 

25 1016

Movable CISK 1974, undated 

25 1017

Multiple equilibria with real topography 1979 

25 1018

Non-linear general circulation model undated 

25 1019

Numerical evaluation of one-dimensional influence function undated 

25 1020

Numerical schemes for solving vorticity equation undated 

25 1021

Numerical solution of equation for equivalent barotropic atmosphere undated 

General note

This folder is oversized.

27 1022

Numerical solution of primitive equations undated 

25 1023

Objective analysis undated 

25 1024

Ocean-atmosphere coupling 1970-1976, undated 

25 1025

Ocean circulation calculations undated 

25 1026

Ocean transients undated 

25 1027

Ocean vortices undated 

25 1028

Oceanography, Miscellaneous ideas on 1955, undated 

25 1029

Oceans and tropical meteorology geostropic calculations 1964, undated 

25 1030

Order of magnitude of meteorological quantities undated 

25 1032

One-dimensional model of atmosphere-solid earth interaction undated 

25 1031

Oscillations of a rotating two-layer ocean undated 

25 1033

Oseen and similarity solutions; rigid versus free surfaces (original folder untitled) undated 

25 1034

p⇒π conversion in balance euqation model undated 

25 1035

Phillips - Divergence, vorticity and balance equation on a stereographic projection undated 

25 1036

Physical stability computations undated 

25 1037

Platzman method applied to baroclinic model undated 

General note

This folder is oversized.

27 1038

Platzman's solution of finite differentials, barotropic equation undated 

25 1039

Positive definite character of matrix in 2+(n-1 ÷ n) dimensional model undated 

25 1040

Possibility of using the primitive equations in the baroclinic case undated 

25 1041

A possible two-level model 1957 October 21 

25 1042

Predictability calculations 1964 

25 1043-1044

Predictability of monsoons: correspondence, reprints 1974-1978 

25 1045-1046

"Preliminary report on the prognostic value of barotropic models in forecasting of 500 mb height changes," by staff members of the Institute of Meteorology, University of Stockholm undated 

25 1047

Proof that S≅(1�PF)▿ 2p undated 

General note

This folder is oversized.

27 1048

Propagating condensation front 1951, undated 

25 1049

Propagation of momentum and gravity waves in ocean and atmosphere undated 

25 1050

Quasi-geostrophic flow with condensation undated 

25 1051

Radiometric measurements 1963-1964 

25 1052

Rossby--general circulation undated 

25 1053

Relaxation of ENIAC-von Neumann undated 

25 1054

Sea-breeze and mountain and valley winds undated 

25 1055

Second order geostropic approximation undated 

25 1056

Seychelles Islands 1964-1975 

25 1057

Shear advective baroclinic stability undated 

25 1058

Signature of tendency equation with second geostropic approximation undated 

25 1059

Similarity and scale in planetary motion undated 

25 1060

Simple derivation of change in circulation due to advection of mean vorticity in baroclinic fluid undated 

25 1061

Simplified tendency calculations with two-level models undated 

25 1062

Smoothed topography (Smagorinsky) undated 

25 1063

Solberg's lecture undated 

25 1064

Solution of linear systems and equations - von Neumann paper 

25 1065

Solution of the simplified barotropic equation for a small time interval undated 

General note

This folder is oversized.

27 1066

Source-sink flow in cylinders undated 

25 1067

Source-sink flow in rotating spherical annulus undated 

25 1068

Smagorinsky predictability calculation 1964, undated 

25 1069

Speed of gravity waves in medium with U=U (Ζ) undated 

General note

This folder is oversized.

27 1070

Stability criterion by energy methods undated 

25 1071

Stability of asymmetric flow with negative absolute vorticity 1960, undated 

25 1072

Stability of Couette flow for three-dimensional disturbances undated 

25 1073

Stability of equatorial jet 1973, undated 

25 1074

Stability of gulf stream 1961, undated 

25 1075

Stability of shear flow in a rotating compressible system undated 

25 1076

Stability of stratosphere 1959 to 1960, undated 

26 1077

Stability of three-layer model undated 

26 1078

Storm of November 1950 

26 1079

Symmetric circulation undated 

26 1080

Symmetric instability 1964-1977 

26 1081

Theory of atmospheric conduction undated 

26 1082

Thermodynamics and radiation charts undated 

26 1083

Three-dimensional forecast problem (preliminary) undated 

26 1084

Transient motions in bounded oceans undated 

26 1085

Troposphere-stratosphere interaction undated 

26 1086

Turbulent heat transfer undated 

26 1087

Turbulent mixing and the Richardson number undated 

26 1088

Turning of vortex tubes and non-geostropic advection of-Θ undated 

26 1089

Two and one half dimensional manuscript, Notes and calculations for undated 

General note

This folder is oversized.

27 1090

Two and one half dimensional model undated 

26 1091

Two and one half dimensional model stability undated 

26 1092

Two-level models for long-range prediction undated 

26 1093

Two-level models with mountains undated 

26 1094

Uniqueness of vorticity undated 

26 1095

Untitled 1962, undated 

26 1096

Untitled 1963, undated 

26 1097

Upper atmosphere perturbations produced by trapped particles 1960, undated 

26 1098

Variable grid 1964 

26 1099

Varying zonal current undated 

26 1100

Verifications for 2 and 2½ dimentional forecasts undated 

26 1101

(indecipherable) of vertical differences 1950, undated 

26 1102

Vertical propagation in a baroclinic atmosphere undated 

26 1103

Vertical propagation of heat and momentum undated 

26 1104

Vertical velocities and pressure tendencies undated 

26 1105

Vortex forces in curved 2-D flow undated 

26 1106

Is vorticity the only invarient in two-dimensional imcompressible motion undated 

26 1107

Waves in barotropic fluid--horizontal shear undated 

26 1108

Waves of finite lateral extent undated 

General note

This folder is oversized.

27 1109

Work on journal manuscript undated 

26 1110

Zonal stratosphere circulation and Berson westerlies (easterlies?) (sic) undated 

26 1111

Folder heading indecipherable undated 

26 1112

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