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How did NOAA happen?

Although NOAA began in 1970, the concepts and concerns that led to the formation of an agency whose scientific domain spans the distance from the surface of the sun to the bottom of
the sea had their roots in the administration of Thomas Jefferson and have evolved through almost two hundred years. An overview of this evolution follows as well as many of the laws, executive orders, studies, and special reports concerning the ocean, atmosphere, and even the structure and compensation of a professional science community. NOAA's history is an intrinsic part of the history of science in America....
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NOAA History
A History of NOAA, Being a Compilation of Facts and Figures Regarding the Life and Times of the Original Whole Earth Agency

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NOAA Celebrates 30 Years of Service
Brief history of NOAA.
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Historical documents
Documents that created NOAA, its predecessor agencies, and influenced their course and the course of American science.

Publication of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NOAA Central Library.

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