M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives

UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES

Preliminary Inventory for the
DUNCAN BLANCHARD
PAPERS, 1949-2003

(UA-902.065)

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This finding aid is in draft form and presently includes only a short biography, brief scope and content note, and box and folder list.







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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content Note

Series Descriptions

Box and Folder List:


Duncan Blanchard Papers
Biographical Sketch

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Duncan Cromwell Blanchard was born on October 8, 1924 in Winter Haven, Florida. He received a B.N.S., Naval Science (1945) and a B.S.in Engineering (1947) both from Tufts University. He earned his M.S. in Physics in 1951 from Pennsylvania State University and his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1961. After earning his B.S. from Tufts he worked in the Physics Test Program, 1947-1948, and subsequently as a Research Assistant, 1948-1949, at General Electric in Schenectady, N.Y. on Project Cirrus under Irving Langmuir. During that time he invented a method of photographing water droplets in suspension in air.

After completing his M.S., Blanchard joined the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, serving as a Research Associate from 1951-1963, and as an Associate Scientist from 1963-1968. During that time he held a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Associates Fellowship, 1956-1958, and was a member of the Panel on Air-Sea Interactions of the National Academy of Sciences. At Woods Hole Blanchard’s research interests focused on raindrop size, shape, stability and distribution in rain; basic mechanisms of the formation of “warm” rain; freezing phenomena; air-sea interaction with respect to the transfer of particulate matter and electrical charge; dynamics of collapsed bubbles in water; evolution of condensation nuclei from the sea; organic films on the sea and transport to the atmosphere; atmospheric and volcanic electricity; and the history of science.

In 1968 Blanchard rejoined Project Cirrus scientists Vincent Schaefer and Bernard Vonnegut as a senior research associate at the Atmospheric Science Research Center at the State University of New York at Albany. He continued to maintain close working relations with Leonard Woodcock, a colleague at Woods Hole, who later moved to the University of Hawaii. He is a prolific author of scientific papers, technical reports, and articles and educational films for the general public. Blanchard also served as a professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at SUNYA.

He retired in the mid-1990s but continued to write. His most recent work is: The Snowflake Man: a Biography of Wilson A. Bentley (1998).


Duncan Blanchard Papers
Scope and Content Note

The Duncan Blanchard Papers primarily contain his manuscripts from 1949-2003, and his correspondence with colleagues, 1950–1999. There also is a small amount of reviews and teaching materials.

Duncan Blanchard Papers
Box and Folder List

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Series 1: Manuscripts, 1949-2003

Box 1
Folder

Manuscripts, 1949-1970

1. Experiments on the generation of raindrop-size distributions by raindrop breakup, 1970
2. Mechanism for the water-to-air transfer and concentration of bacteri, 1970
3. The oceanic production of cloud Nuclei, 1969
4. Surface-active organic material on airborne salt particles, 1968
5. Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences articles on atmospheric electricity and on lightning, 1967
6. "Water and the Generation of Volcanic Electricity" by D Blanchard and S.. Bjornsson, 1967
7. Charge Generation due to Contact of Saline Waters with Molten Lava, 1967
8. Waterfall Electricity, 1966
9. Electrified Volcanic Clouds over Sortsey (2nd Oceans article), 1966
10. Nature and Science articles (Museum of Natural History), 1966
11. Positive Space Charge from the Sea, 1966
12. Electricity in volcanic clouds, 1965
13. Condensation nuclei and the crystallization of saline drops, 1964
14. Oceanus article on volcano of Sortsey (first one), 1964
15. Sea to air transport of surface active material, 1964
16. Charge separation from saline drops on hot surfaces, 1964
17. Yellowstone Expedition, January 1964
18. Condensation nuclei and raindrop spectra, 1963
19. Meteorological studies of the Island of Hawaii, 1963
20. Glossy prints of "Electrification of the Atmosphere," 1963
21. Drawings of the "Electrification of the Atmosphere," 1963
22. Progress in Oceanography article, 1963 Thesis Criticism, 1961
23. The surface of the Ocean Sea Frontiers article, 1962
24. Comments on the Breakup of Raindrops, 1962
25. Atmospheric Electricity and the Oceans, 1961
26. Electrically Charged Drops from Bubbles in Sea Water and their Meteorological Significance, 1958
27. Discussion of the raindrop distributions made during project shower, Hawaii, 1954
28. The supercooling, freezing and melting of giant waterdrops at terminal velocity in air, 1957
29. Papers on Condensation nuclei and drop dist. During Project Shower, 1957
30. Bubble Formation and Modification in the Sea and its Metrological Significant, 1957
31. "Fingerprints of a Storm" Article for Oceanus, 1956
32. "Air bubbles in water" - a letter to the editor, AM J. of Physics, 1956
33. The Shape of a Raindrop (pageant article), 1956
34. Wind Tunnel M.S., 1956 ?
35. Electrified droplets from the bursting of bubbles at an air-sea water interface, 1955
36. Comments on " The Shape of Water Drops Falling in Stagnant Air", 1955
37. A simple technique for the production of uniform sized droplets, 1954
38. The bursting of bubbles at an air-water interface, 1954
39. Raindrop size distribution in Hawaiian rains, 1953
40. A simple recording technique for determining raindrop size and time of occurrence of rain showers
41. Paper presented at radar weather conference Montreal, Sept. 1952
42. "The Bentley Floor Technique and Fine Screens for Measuring Drop Size", 1951
43. A verification of the Bally-Dorsey Theory of Spicule Formation on sleet pellets, 1951
44. The Behavior of Waterdrops at Terminal Velocity in Air, 1950
45. M.S. Thesis, 1951
46. Project Cirrus, 1946, 1949, 1991, 2003
47. Cloud Seeding, 1954, 1982
48. Occasional Report #17 Experiments with water drops…1949
49. Occasional Report #16 The use of sooted screens for determining raindrop size, 1949
50. Occasional Report #15 Is the Distribution of rain-drops in natural rain, 1949

Box 2
Folder

Manuscripts, 1971-1983

1. Wilson Bentley's Auroral Observations, 1983
2. A Book in the Night, 1983
3. Comments on Wu's Science paper, 1983
4. On the Production of Aitken Nuclei from Breaking Waves, 1983
5. Book Review for Bioscience of the Hippocratic Heritage, 1983
6. The Production, Distribution, and Bacterial Enrichment of the Sea-Salt, 1983
7. The Persistence of Air Bubbles at a Seawater Surface, 1983
8. The Mechanism of Scavenging of Water-Borne Bacteria by a Rising Bubble, 1983
9. Electrification of the Atmosphere Mc-Graw Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology 500 word article, 1982
10. Comments on "Transfer of Americium Sea Water to Atmosphere by Bubble Bursting, 1982
11. Review of "Field Guide…" for Science Digest, 1982
12. Water-to-Air Transfer and Enrichment of Bacteria in Film Deposits From Bursting Bubbles, 1982
13. Beer Bubbles, 1982
14. Reply to Monahan's Comments on "Bubble and Aerosol Spectra..(JGR 86, 8085, 1981), 1982
15. Marine Fog Droplets and Salt Nuclei. Part II, 1981
16. Bubble and Aerosol Spectra Produced by a Laboratory "Breaking Wave", 1981
17. Bubble Scavenging of Bacteria in Freshwater Quickly Produces Bacterial Enrichment in Airborne, 1981
18. Review of "Field Guide.." for BAMS, 1981
19. The Lighter Side of Life with Project, 1981
20. Enrichment of Bacteria in Film Drops, 1980
21. Andrew Bunker, 1916-1979, 1980
22. The Production, Concentration, and Vertical Distribution of the Sea-Salt Aerosol, 1980 (See also Aerosol Mtg., N.Y. Academy of Science, 10-12 Jan 1979)
23. Grandpa and His Flip-Flopping Snowflakes, 1980
24. Dynamics of Small Bubble Motion and Bursting in Freshwaters, 1979
25. Science, Success and Serendipity, 1979
26. Enrichment of Bacteria…Waters 1979 (See Aero biology Mtg., April 1979 Minn.)
27. Ted Rich, 1979
28. Tor Bergeron and his "Autobiographic Notes", 1978
29. Eight Problems in Bubble-Jet Drop Researchers, 1978
30. Control of Jet Drop Dynamics by Organic Material in Sea Water, 1979
31. Control of Jet Drop Dynamics by Organic Material in Sea Water, 1978
32. Aging and Bursting Bubbles in Trace-Contaminated Water, 1978
33. Jet Drop Enrichment of Bacteria, Virus, and Dissolved Organic Material, 1979
34. Vince Schaefer at 70, 1977
35. Virus Transfer From Surf to Wind, 1977
36. Comments on "Airborne Sea Salt Sedimentation..", 1977
37. North Atlantic NRL Report, 1977
38. Airborne Pathogens, 1977
39. Production of Air Bubbles of a Specified Size, 1977
40. Freshwater-to-Air Transfer of Microorganisms and Organic Matter, 1977
41. Nature's Microtome: Bursting Bubbles at the Surface of the Sea, 1976
42. Epidemiology of Mycobacterium Intracellulare in Infection, 1975
43. Electrostatic Collection of Jet and Film Drops, 1975
44. On the Truth Behind the Invention of the Leyden Jar, 1975
45. General statement by participants of the 2nd Inadvertent Weather Workshop, 1975
46. Bubble Scavenging and the Water-to-Air Transfer of Organic Material in the Sea, 1975
47. Importance of Bubble Scavenging in the Water-to-Air Transfer of Organic Material and Bacteria, 1974
48. Bubbletube: Apparatus for Determining Attachment Rate of an Air Bubble Rising in Water, 1974

Box 3
Folder

Manuscripts, 1971-1983

1. Summary and recommendations of NICE Symposium, 1974
2. References and Unreferences, 1974
3. Surface Water, 1973
4. Wilson Bentley, Pioneer in Snowflake Photomicrography, 1973
5. Drop Size Distributions Produced by the Breakup of Large Drops Under Turbulence, 1973
6. Reply to Monahan's comments on "Variations in Aitken…Marine Air", 1972
7. Bentley and Lenard, 1972
8. The Effervescence of Ocean Surf, 1972
9. Comments on "Formation of a Rain Shower by Salt Seeding", 1972
10. Concentration of Bacteria in Jet Drops from Bursting Bubbles, 1972
11. Variations in Aitken and Giant Condensation Nuclei in Marine Air, 1972
12. Borderland of Burning Bubbles, 1972
13. Whitecaps at Sea, 1971
14. Oceanic Production of Volatile Cloud Nuclei, 1971
15. Production of Water Drops in the Range of 6 to 10 mm diameter, 1971
16. How to Tell the Truth, 1971

Box 4
Folder

Manuscripts, 1983-2000

1. Mordy Obituary, 2003
2. Bentley Story (Reprinted in Weatherwise), 1998
3. The Snowflake Man, 1998
4. Obituary for Bernie, 1997
5. Serendipity Scientific Discovery and Project Cirrus, 1996
6. The Pioneering Work of Cirrus, 1995
7. Wilson Bentley's Auroral Observations, 1993
8. Vince Schaeffer Obituary, 1993
9. A tale of Two Laboratories (ASRC Report), 1988-1991
10. Recollections of James Hughes
11. Reply to Jin Wu's comments on "Film Drop Production as a Function of Bubble Size", 1990
12. Surface-Active Monolayers, Bubbles and Jet Drops, 1990
13. Apparatus to Determine the Efficiency of Transfer of Bacteria from a Bursting Bubbles to the Jet Drops, 1990
14. Bacteria and Other Materials in Drops from Bursting Bubbles (Ed's Book), 1989
15. The Ejection of Drops from the Sea & Their Enrichment with Bacteria and Other Materials (Estuaries), 1989
16. Bacterial-Enriched Droplets From Bubbles Bursting at a Water Surface (Paul Comtois' Book), 1989
17. Retirement, 1989
18. Explosive Boiling (letter to Weatherwise), 1989
19. The Size and Height to Which Jet Drops Are Ejected From Bursting Bubbles in Seawater, 1989
20. Film Drop Production as a Function of Bubble Size, 1988
21. Comments on "The Laboratory Production of the Bubbling Fraction of the Marine Aerosol-Application to Polluted Seawater, 1989
22. More on Dew (letter to Weatherwise) 1988
23. The Formation of Hollow Sea-Salt Particles From the Evaporation of Seawater, 1988
24. Soap Bubble Meteorology, 1987
25. An Investigation of Vortex Rings from Bursting Bubbles, 1987
26. Window Watching, 1987
27. Letter to Nature Biological Regulation of Climate, 1987
28. Citation Classic, 1987
29. The Rainbow's Inverse: Color of Light Scattered by Small Bubbles in Water, 1985
30. Pioneer Studies in the Entertainment…(a letter to the editor of BAMS), 1986
31. "The Life and Science of Alfred H. Woodcock" In Celebration of the Scientific Contributions of Alfred H. Woodcock, 1986
32. Citation Classic, 1986
33. Wilson Bentley, Der "Schneeflocken-Mann", 1986
34. The Oceanic Production of Atmospheric Sea Salt, 1985
35. The Orion Bentley Article, 1985
36. The Flow of Electrical Current from the World Ocean to the Atmosphere, 1985
37. Bernard Vonnecut, The Gentile Iconoclast, 1985
38. On the Editing of Bulletin Articles, 1984
39. The Vertical Distribution of the Concentration of Sea Salt in the Marine Atmosphere near Hawaii, 1984
40. The Life and Science of Alfred H. Woodcock, 1984
41. The Residence Time of Air Bubbles…. and Seawater, 1984
42. Wilson Bentley, The Snowflake Man (Science Digest), 1984
43. A Gift to the AMS…of Wilson Bentley's, 1984
44. "Between the Sea and the Air-The Life and Science of Alfred H. Woodcock," 1984
45. Letters from Al's Friends, 1983


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Series 2: Correspondence, 1950-1999

Box 1
Folder

1. A
2. Afeti, George
3. Aldaz, Luis
4. Alusa, A.
5. B
6. Baier, Bob
7. Baylor, E.
8. Beard, K.
9. Bergeron, Tor
10. Bezdek, H
11. Bjornsson, S.
12. Burger, S.
13. Burndy, Library (BIRN DIBNER)
14. C
15. Chang, Sam
16. Cipriano, Ray
17. Chave, Keith
18. Cheng, Roger
19. D
20. Day, John
21. Demerjian, K.
22. Detwiler, Andy
23. Duce, Bob
24. E
25. Foreign Correspondence
26. F
27. Fullerton, C.M.
28. G
29. Garrett, William D.
30. Gathman, S.
31. Goetz, Alex

Box 2
Folder

1. Grave, E.
2. Gruft, H.
3. Gucinski, H.
4. H-Hh
5. Hi-Hz
6. Hamilton, H.
7. Hobbs, Peter
8. Hoffman, E.
9. Hogan, A.
10. Houghton, H.
11. I
12. Iribarne
13. J
14. Japanese/Chinese Correspondence
15. Johnson, B.
16. K (A)
15. K (B)
17. Kraus, E.B.
18. L
19. Latham, John
20. List, R.
21. M-Mc
22. Md
23. MacCready, Paul
24. Macintyre, Ferren
25. Markson, R,
26. Mee
27. Mohnen, V.
28. Monahan, Ed.
29. Moore, A.D.
30. Moore, A.D.
31. Moore, A.D.

Box 3
Folder

1. Moore, Charles
2. Mordy, W.A.
3. MRI Meteorology, Research, Inc.
4. N
5. O
6. P
7. Parker, Bruce, 1969-83
8. Patterson, Mark, 1967-69
9. Pereira, Martin, 1973-83
10. Q, 1974-75, 1988-89
5. R, 1963-2000
6. Renn, Charles, 1981-1989
7. Renn, Charles, 1981-1989
8. Resch, Francois, 1977-78
9. Rich, Ted, 1959-80
10. Ryan, Bob, 1969-98
9A. S (1 of 3)
11. S (2 of 3)
12. S (3 of 3)
13. Schaeffer, V.J. Hawaiian Islands Research
14. Sieburth, J.
15. Spencer, A. T.
16. Summerhayes, R.
17. Sutcliffe, W.

Box 4
Folder

1. Syzdek, L.
2. T
3. Taylor, J.
4. Thompson, G.
5. Trefethen, L.
6. Toba, Yoshiaki
7. Twitchell, Paul
8. U
9. V
10. Vonnegut
11. W
12. Weickmann, H.
13. Woodcock, Al, 1950-1974
14. Woodcock, Al, 1950-1974
15. Woodcock, Al, 1950-1974
16. Woodcock, Al, 1950-1974
17. Woodcock, Al, 1950-1974
18. Woodcock, Al, 1975-1979
19. Woodcock, Al, 1975-1979
20. Woodcock, Al, 1975-1979
21. Woodcock, Al, 1980-1985
22. Woodcock, Al, 1980-1985
23. Woodcock, Al,1980-1985
24. Woodcock, Al, 1986-1998
25. Woodcock, Al, 1986-1998
26. X, Y, Z

Correspondence, 1950-1999

1. Renn, Charles, 1981-1999
2. A.D. Moore, 1966-1989
3. Al Woodcock, 1986-1998
4. Al Woodcock, 1980-1985
5. Al Woodcock, 1975-1979
6. Al Woodcock, 1950-1974
7. Foreign Correspondence, 1959-1972, 1979, 1981-1985, 1989-1991, 1995, 1997-1999, 2000-2001
8. Japanese Correspondence, 1955-56, 1958-59, 1960, 1962-63, 1965-66, 1980-83, 1986, 1988-92
9. Indian Correspondence, 1955-56, 1958-59, 1960, 1962-63, 1965-66, 1968-69, 1972-74, 1977-78, 1980-83, 1986, 1988-89, 1990, 1992, 1999
10. Dr. Leonard B. Lobe, 1956-57, 1959, 196067, 1971, 1978


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Series 3: Reviews, Teaching, Correspondence, Students, etc., 1956-1989

Box 1
Folder

1. Letters of Recommendations
2. Reviews, 1983-
3. Reviews, 1956-1982
4. ATM 619
5. ATM 619
6. Script for American Meteorological Society/Educational Services Incorporated Film,
7. Photo Requests, 1958, 1963-1967,, 1970, 1973-1974, 1976-1977, 1981 1983, 1985, 1989
8. Ideas, 1959-1980, 1982, 1984, 1987
9. Errors in Books, 1964, 1973-1974
10. Buck Rogers Letters, 1959, 1961, 1964-1966, 1968-1970, 1983
11. Humor


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