Events are recalled in the life and influence of this great man, Robert E. Horton, who founded by example the field of hydrometeorology.
Forecasting in hydrometeorology, or any area of science, is declared the highest form of pure science. It follows logically after observation and understanding. To proceed into management of the elements whose behavior we forecast will require association with many other elements of society who insist upon sharing the decision to manage.
Growth areas for hydrometeorological attention are flood plain management, safety of old dams, and water quality management.