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Bates (Charles) Papers
SMC 0123  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Acquisition Information
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • OFF-SITE STORAGE
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Relate Materials

  • Descriptive Summary

    Languages: English
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla 92093-0175
    Title: Charles Bates Papers
    Creator: Bates, Charles C. (Charles Carpenter), 1918-
    Identifier/Call Number: SMC 0123
    Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet (1 archives box)
    Date (inclusive): 1943-2010 (bulk 1943-1982)
    Abstract: The collection consists of papers documenting Charles Bates's career, including courses taken at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) in 1943, and subsequent government service and consulting work.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired 1997, 2011

    Publication Rights

    Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

    Preferred Citation

    Charles Bates Papers, SMC 123. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

    OFF-SITE STORAGE

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS.

    Biography

    Charles Carpenter Bates was born in Illinois in 1918. He earned a B.S. in geology at DePauw University (1939) and worked briefly for the Carter Oil Company before being drafted into the Army. As an officer, he continued his education and participated in the first courses in military meteorology and oceanography taught by Harald Sverdrup at SIO in 1943. Captain Bates earned his M.A. in physics and meteorology from UCLA in 1944 and, shortly thereafter, provided meteorological and surf condition forecasts for amphibious operations in Europe and the Pacific. He received the first Ph.D. awarded in oceanography by Texas A & M University in 1953. Bates was a civilian scientist and administrator for various offices and programs of the U.S. Navy from 1946-1968, and science advisor to the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard from 1968-1979. His consulting firm, A.H Glenn & Associates (est. 1947), provides meteorological forecasting services for offshore drilling companies.
    Bates is the author of many articles and books, including Geophysics in the Affairs of Man (1982), America's Weather Warriors (1986), and Hydro to Navoceano: 175 Years of Ocean Survey and Prediction (2005).

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of papers documenting Charles Bates's career, beginning with his studies in military meteorology and oceanography under Harald Sverdrup at SIO in 1943. It contains material documenting Bates's subsequent service with the U.S. Army Air Force, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Coast Guard, and one folder on the founding of his consulting firm, A.H. Glenn & Associates.

    Relate Materials

    SIO Biographical Files, SAC 5. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Military meteorology -- Study and teaching
    Weather forecasting
    Oceanography -- Study and teaching
    Ocean waves
    Bates, Charles C. (Charles Carpenter), 1918- -- Archives
    Sverdrup, H. U. (Harald Ulrik), 1888-1857