Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Abbe, Cleveland

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ABBE, CLEVELAND, an American meteorologist; born in New York City, Dec. 3, 1838, he was director of the Cincinnati Observatory from 1868 to 1873. Since 1871 he has prepared the official weather forecasts and storm warnings issued from Washington and in 1891 was appointed meteorologist of the U. S. Weather Bureau. He was instrumental in greatly advancing the science of meteorology and was honored by numerous institutions of learning and science. He published several important books on meteorology and allied subjects. He died in 1916.