Canada. Meteorological Service (Kitchener)

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Canada. Meteorological Service (Kitchener)

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        1871-1977

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        The Canadian Meteorological Service Office was established in 1871 by Professor George Templeton Kingston, who became the first Director of Meteorological Services. The office was under the Marine Branch of the Department of Marine and Fisheries within the Government of Canada. In 1936, the Meteorological Service Office was transferred to the Air Service section of the Department of Transport and became known as the Meteorological Division.

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        The original function of the Meteorlogical Service Office was preparation of marine storm warnings for shipping and fishing. The information provided by the local observers in Kitchener was used by staff to determine the relationship of weather to agriculture, forestry, animal life and industry.

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