Aim and Purpose of the Project

Three leading scientific organizations, the American Meteorological Society (AMS), the American Geophysical Union (AGU), and the American Institute of Physics (Center for History of Physics) (AIP), have formed a consortium to experiment with using the World Wide Web to locate, create and preserve historical documentation in science and technology. For selected research topics, pioneers are urged to submit personal recollections, documents or pointers to collections of documents, and comments on materials submitted by others. The material will be gathered in databases, through discussion forums and other mechanisms familiar to most scientists. If we succeed, we will have shown other scientific organizations how to establish low-cost mechanisms for gathering much historical information that would otherwise be lost.

The AMS seeks information on the research topics below.

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