Administrative History of Creating Unit
The atmospheric research program began in July 1966 with the establishment of a Department of Meteorology in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences as the first phase in the establishment of a degree program in the atmospheric sciences. On March 20, 1968 the Board of Trustees established a Laboratory of Meteorological Research in the Graduate College to provide an adminstrative and technical focus for research and development. In 1969 the laboratory's name was changed to the Atmospheric Research Laboratory.
The second phase of the program became effective in April 1973 when the Atmospheric Sciences graduate degree program was established under the auspices of the Graduate College.
The third phase of the program took effect in 1981 when the Laboratory for Atmospheric Research was supplanted and succeeded by the Department of Atmospheric Sciences in the Graduate College.
Board of Trustees Transactions, 54th Report, July 27, 1966, p. 8; 1966-1968, p. 975.
Board of Trustees Transactions, 54th Report, March 20, 1968, p. 975.
Staff Directory, 1969/1970, p. 20.
Board of Trustees Transactions, 57th Report, April 18, 1973, p. 249-250.
Board of Trustees Transactions, 61st Report, April 16, 1981, p. 235.