Meteorology in British East Africa


    THE director of the British East African Meteorological Service, Mr. A. Walter, describes the work achieved by his Service in 1938 in his annual report for that year. Although described by him as an extremely difficult year, no hint of this would be obtained from a consideration only of the work achieved and the preparations made for extending and improving the activities of future years. Many of the staff fell sick because it had been impracticable for them to take the vacation leave to which they were entitled, and the training of all grades of staff had to be maintained; it was estimated that this would have to be continued for another five years before each section of the Service could become a fully efficient and self-contained unit.

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    Meteorology in British East Africa. Nature 145, 418 (1940).

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