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Wolff, Paul M., 1921-
Oral history interview with Captain Paul M. Wolff, 2000 October 9 and 11.
Capt. Wolff discusses his family life as a child and his early education; college life and graduation from Wittenberg College (1942) with five majors; joins the U.S. Navy and attends military meteorology training at the University of Chicago; after several assignments, he went into the Master's program at Naval Postgraduate School; and then to advanced forecasting course at the University of Chicago; comments on the beginnings of numerical weather prediction; opinions on climate modeling; interservice rivalries between Air Force, Navy and Weather Bureau meteorology; after 12 years at Monerey, he retired from Navy; received an appointment to head National Ocean Service during the Reagan administration which was opposed by NOAA; he reduces the size of NOS during his tenure; discusses factors influencing the use of computer models for forecasting, such as personnel, hardward computers, satellites, communications links, etc.
Paul M. Wolff, Captain, U.S. Navy, Meteorologist. After his retirement from the Navy, he was an administrator with the National Ocean Service during the Reagan Administration.
Wolff, Paul M., 1921-
United States. National Ocean Service
Military meteorology.
Numerical weather forecasting.
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