Necrologies

Necrologies Delbert M. Little mail routes from San Diego, California, to Seattle, 1898-1991 Washington. From his pioneering efforts in this task, the first airways weather service was established here An American Meteoro- in 1928—a landmark in the development of commer- logical Society member cial aviation in the United States. from 1922 until his death With the arrival of F. W . Reichelderfer as chief of the on 6 September 1991, bureau, Little rapidly advanced to the forefront of Delbert Morse Little's management and policy planning at weather bureau professiona l career headquarters, first as chief of the (field) Station Op- spanned the transition erations division in 1940, then as assistant chief of the era, in which meteorol- bureau in 1944, and finally as deputy chief from 1954 ogy came of age as a until his retirement in 1958. In each of these positions, mature science—a sci- he was singularly responsible for the development ence global in dynamic and implementation of policies that ushered the scope, with services diversified to meet the contempo- Weather Bureau into the modern age of electronic rary needs of society, industry, agriculture, and the weather sensing and digital computer predictions. economy. During most of these years, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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American Meteorological Society
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10.1175/1520-0477-72.12.1916
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Delbert M. Little mail routes from San Diego, California, to Seattle, 1898-1991 Washington. From his pioneering efforts in this task, the first airways weather service was established here An American Meteoro- in 1928—a landmark in the development of commer- logical Society member cial aviation in the United States. from 1922 until his death With the arrival of F. W . Reichelderfer as chief of the on 6 September 1991, bureau, Little rapidly advanced to the forefront of Delbert Morse Little's management and policy planning at weather bureau professiona l career headquarters, first as chief of the (field) Station Op- spanned the transition erations division in 1940, then as assistant chief of the era, in which meteorol- bureau in 1944, and finally as deputy chief from 1954 ogy came of age as a until his retirement in 1958. In each of these positions, mature science—a sci- he was singularly responsible for the development ence global in dynamic and implementation of policies that ushered the scope, with services diversified to meet the contempo- Weather Bureau into the modern age of electronic rary needs of society, industry, agriculture, and the weather sensing and digital computer predictions. economy. During most of these years,

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Dec 1, 1991

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