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 Cleveland Abbe

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Cleveland Abbe

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 28 Oct 1916 (aged 77)
Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Plot Section M, Lot 292, Range 5
Memorial ID 1 View Source
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Scientist. A native of New York City, New York, he studied and taught mathematics and astronomy at the Free Academy in New York, the University of Michigan, Cambridge Massachusetts, and at Pulkova, Russia. In 1868 he was named director of the Cincinnati Observatory in Ohio. While there he developed a system of telegraphic weather reports, daily weather maps and weather forecasts. At his urging Cincinnati became the meteorological observation headquarters for the United States. His project was so successful that in 1870, the United States Congress established what is now known as the National Weather Service. He was chosen as the chief meteorologist of the new bureau. "Old Probabilities" as he was nicknamed, developed a system that led to higher efficiency in weather forecasting. Under his leadership international cooperation between nations was soon developed to help provide more accurate data in regards to the weather. He died at his home in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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CLEVELAND ABBE
DECEMBER 3, 1838
OCTOBER 28, 1916

MARGARET PERCIVAL ABBE
NOVEMBER 7, 1865
JANUARY 7, 1836

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CLEVELAND ABBE
METEOROLOGIST
1838 – 1916


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/1/cleveland-abbe : accessed ), memorial page for Cleveland Abbe (3 Dec 1838–28 Oct 1916), Find a Grave Memorial ID 1, citing Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .