Oral history interview with Roscoe Braham, 1987 January 13.


Oral history interview with Roscoe Braham, 1987 January 13.

Braham talks about his early life and education, his experiences during World War II as a meteorologist and pilot, and his research in weather modification. He also comments on his meetings with William von Arx and Thomas F. Malone, members of the committee staff, University Committee on Atmospheric Research that assisted in writing the "Blue Book" (Preliminary Plans for a National Institute for Atmospheric Research); his early ideas about NCAR; goals for NCAR's future; and his current thoughts regarding NCAR's interactions with universities.

1 sound cassette (90 minutes)

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Meteorologist (cloud physics, weather modification, thunderstorms). From the description of Oral history interview with Roscoe Braham, 1987 January 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78261312 Roscoe R. Braham Jr., a pioneering meteorologist, educator, noted expert in cloud precipitation physics, and visiting professor at NC State. He earned a bachelor's degree in geology in 1942, Braham was trained as a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps and served as ...