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Table of Contents
Memories of the Bureau, 1946 to 1962
Chapter 1: The Warren Years, 1946 to 1950
Chapter 2: International Meteorology
Meetings of the IMO Technical Commissions in Toronto
The IMO Conference of Directors, Washington DC
The US Weather Bureau
Meeting of IMO Regional Association for the South-west Pacific
Meetings of the IMO International Meteorological Committee
Chapter 3: The Timcke Years, 1950 to 1955
Chapter 4: A Year at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chapter 5: The Dwyer Years, 1955 to 1962
Chapter 6: A Springboard for the Future
Appendix 1: References
Appendix 2: Reports, Papers, Manuscripts
Appendix 3: Milestones
Appendix 4: Acknowledgements
Appendix 5: Summary by H. N. Warren of the Operation of the Meteorological Section of Allied Air Headquarters, Brisbane, 194245
The IMO Conference of Directors, Washington DC (continued)A photograph of the meeting room of the Conference of Directors (US State Department, 1948) shows the flags of about 40 nations displayed along a wall but the official record, Davies (1990), indicates that the representatives of only 31 countries signed the Convention.
The official visual record of the Conference of Directors includes photographs of 44 individuals signing the Convention but in some cases more than one individual from the same country was a signatory, and in others the signatory was from a colonial dependency which did not have full status under the Convention
It is interesting to note that of the 44 individuals who signed the Conventione from meteorological services in Europe, seven from North and Central America, eight from Asia and the Middle East, six from South America, three from Africa and three from the South-west Pacific, Warren, Barnett (NZ) and del Rosario (Philippines).
The important outcome was that agreement had been obtained to the wording of the Convention. There had been four alternative proposals, from Canada, UK, France and the US, to the wording which had been agreed at the meeting of the IMC in France in mid-1946 after considering the original proposed in 1939 by Hesselberg.
During discussion of these proposals H. N. Warren was asked to chair a committee (which included Hesselberg, Sir Nelson Johnson and Reichelderfer) which produced the version which was finally found acceptable. It was significant that Warren was asked to join Sir Nelson Johnson in a photograph showing Reichelderfer signing the Convention.
It is a tribute to the practical commonsense of Warren that he was able to persuade Hesselberg, Johnson and Reichelderfer to agree to a final version. Although not a qualified meteorologist Warren had obviously impressed the other delegates at the meetings in Toronto and Washington. They obviously had great confidence in his judgement and integrity.
In addition to the sessions concerned with the Convention there were 400 resolutions of the Technical Commissions and the Regional Associations to consider. These discussions were somewhat boring as we had already been involved in the deliberations at Toronto and the three weeks available in Washington permitted only a cursory examination of these matters.
People in Bright Sparcs - Warren, Herbert Norman
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