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* It is well recognized that the occurrence and extent of drought and other great changes in weather underlie many of the most fundamental problems of agricultural prosperity and, hence, of social welfare. Recent droughts have emphasized anew that scientific research has failed to discover the causes of large scale variations in the weather or to furnish means of forecasting them. This paper represents a part of a research project for the study of long-range weather forecasting, financed by funds appropriated to the Department of Agriculture “to conduct research into laws and principles underlying basic problems of agriculture in its broadest aspects”. It was read to the Washington Meeting, A. M. S., April 28, 1937.

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