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2005, 7 x 8.75" , XIV+ 180 pages, b/w photos and illustrations, index, chronology.

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History of Science ~ Natural History

Predicting Droughts and Floods: Edwin L. Moseley's Essays on Long-Range Weather Forecasts

- With Stuckey's Commentaries and Rainfall Predictions

Compiled and Edited by Ronald L. Stuckey (Click for author info)

$29.95 Hardcover
ISBN 0-9768547-0-8; 978-0-9768547-0-8

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DESCRIPTION:

This book is a compilation of most of the known written contributions of Edwin Lincoln Moseley's investigations in meteorology from 1903 until his death in 1948. His concentrated effort in this discipline was developed over the last 13 years of his life beginning in 1935, one year before his retirement from active teaching. During this time, Moseley was (1) making detailed studies of tree-ring widths obtained from logs and stumps of trees, (2) recording water levels of Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes, (3) collecting accounts of the floods along the Ohio River, and (4) compiling the amounts of rainfall at various locations, especially in Ohio, but also throughout the mid-western United States. From these data he derived rainfall cycles and made long-range weather forecasts. Moseley developed the theory that the amount of rainfall in most areas of the interior of the North American continent repeats itself in cycles of 90.4 years, or four times the period of the magnetic sunspot cycle. In this endeavor, Moseley became widely known in the popular press for his successful weather forecasts.

The book is organized in four sections. Section I is an overview of Moseley's contributions as a weather forecaster. Section II, Parts 1 and 2, contain the main components of this book, including 20 of Moseley's essays on weather forecasts and ten commentaries reprinted from newspaper articles. Part 3 contains Stuckey's commentaries that confirm and verify Moseley's predictions for each year from 1938 to 1976, by comparing them to the actual weather facts and rainfall amounts recorded for each of these years in the publications Monthly Weather Review, Climatological Data National Summary Annual Volumes, and Weather of U.S. Cities. Section III is a list of Moseley's writings on meteorology and long-range weather forecasts, taken from Stuckey's book, a Bibliography and Archival Guide to the Writings of Edwin Lincoln Moseley (2003). And, Section IV reproduces the biographical sketch of Edwin Lincoln Moseley (1865-1948) by Ivan E. "Doc" Lake also taken from Stuckey's book, a Bibliography and Archival Guide to the Writings of Edwin Lincoln Moseley (2003). Moseley preferred Lake as his biographer to any other newspaper writer because of his careful concern for accuracy.