Lewis & Clark

Weather and Climate Data from the Expedition Journals

  • Editors
  • Vernon┬áPreston

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Meteorology and the Corps of Discovery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages xx-xx
    2. Vernon Preston
      Pages 1-20
    3. Vernon Preston
      Pages 21-29
  3. Excerpts from the Weather Diary and Narrative Journals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 30-30
    2. Vernon Preston
      Pages 31-36
    3. Vernon Preston
      Pages 37-76
    4. Vernon Preston
      Pages 77-122
    5. Vernon Preston
      Pages 123-181
    6. Vernon Preston
      Pages 182-324
    7. Vernon Preston
      Pages 325-369
    8. Vernon Preston
      Pages 370-478
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 479-523

About this book


The Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1803-1806 systematically recorded weather and climate data during their 4,162-mile journey across largely uncharted territory. This data, organized by date and complemented by route descriptions and 50 color photos and historical maps, creates a fascinating look at the weather-related challenges that, at times, nearly derailed the Corps of Discovery from completing its mission and returning safely. Lewis and Clark is both a compelling read for weather and history buffs and a key resource for scientists researching climate history.


Corps of Discovery Meriwether Lewis Meteorology Weather William Clark

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