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William P. Elliott papers on carbon dioxide and climate change, 1975-1996.

Description of Collection


American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

Elliott, William P.

Size of collection

1 linear foot
2 manuscript boxes

Short description of collection

William Elliot's files pertaining to his work at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Air Resources Laboratories.

Language(s) of collection


Collection number:


Biographical Note

Geophysicist. Affiliations include: Air Resources Laboratories, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce; Environmental Programs, Biomedical and Environmental Research, U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA). Research in carbon dioxide and climate change.

Scope and Contents of Collection

William Elliot's files pertaining to his work at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Air Resources Laboratories. These papers include correspondence between NOAA and other orgainizations - chiefly the United States Department of Energy (DOE). The collection also contains Elliott's personal diaries/notebooks detailing his research and daily work on carbon dioxide, emissions and climate change. Correspondents include: Lester Machta, David H. Slade, and Wallace Broecker.

Restrictions on Use and Access

Researchers must have an approved access application on file in order to access archival materials.

Selected Search Terms

These papers have been indexed in the International Catalog of Sources for History of Physics and Allied Sciences (ICOS) using the following terms. Those seeking related materials should search under these terms.


Broecker, Wallace S., 1931-
Elliott, William P.
Machta, Lester.
Slade, David H.


Air Resources Laboratories.
United States. Dept. of Energy.
United States. Energy Research and Development Administration.
United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Subject terms

Climatic changes. Research
Global warming. Research
Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized into two series:

  • Series I: Correspondence
  • Series II: Notebooks

The collection is arranged chronologically within each series.

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Gift of William P. Elliott, 2005.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Melanie J. Brown in 2005.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], William P. Elliott papers on carbon dioxide and climate change. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information


Finding Aid to the William P. Elliott papers on carbon dioxide and climate change, 1975-1996.


American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740


Encoding Information

Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Melanie J. Brown in 2005. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: Correspondence

Box 1 Folder 1 Correspondence – early CO2 work with Department of Energy (DOE), 1975-1976
Folder 2 Correspondence – CO2 workshops, 1975-1977
Folder 3 Correspondence – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – CO2 plan, 1976-1988
Folder 4 Correspondence – Department of Energy (DOE), 1977
Folder 5 Correspondence and drafts – Comprehensive Plan for Carbon Dioxide Effects Research, 1978-1979
Folder 6 Correspondence – Air Research Laboratories (ARL) and science, 1978-1992
Folder 7 Correspondence – Department of Energy (DOE), 1979
Folder 8 Correspondence – policy and climate, 1979-1982
Folder 9 Correspondence – Lamont-Doherty Geological Observator, Columbia University (Broecker), 1980
Folder 10 Correspondence – Department of Energy (DOE), 1980
Folder 11 Correspondence – Department of Energy (DOE), 1981
Folder 12 Correspondence – Department of Energy (DOE), 1982-1986

Series II: Notebooks

Box 2 Folder 1 Notebooks, 1977-1978
Folder 2 Notebooks, 1978-1980
Folder 3 Notebooks, 1980-1982
Folder 4 Notebooks, 1982-1984
Folder 5 Notebooks, 1984-1987
Folder 6 Notebooks, 1987-1991
Folder 7 Notebooks, 1991-1994
Folder 8 Notebooks, 1994-1996