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LAMB - H.H. Lamb Archive

Reference code
Level of description
H.H. Lamb Archive
Quantity & Format
22 linear metres Mixed
Corporate name
University of East Anglia. Climatic Research Unit
Personal name
Lamb, H. H.
Weather forecasting
Climatic changes
Lamb, H. H.
Administrative/Biographical history
Hubert H. Lamb (1913-1997) obtained his Master’s degree from Trinity College, Cambridge in natural sciences and geography. He worked at the British and Irish Meteorological Offices from 1945 until 1971. He was the Founding Director of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia (UEA) (1972-1977) and was awarded an honorary doctorate (D.Sc.) from the UEA in 1981.
Archival history
The collection was transferred from CRU to UEA Archives in two parts. The first transfer of 31 boxes was made in 1998. This has become known as LAMB/1 and occupies 8 linear metres.

The second transfer came directly from CRU Library in 2015. This has become known as LAMB/2 and occupies 14 linear metres.
Scope and content
Content across the collection focuses on North Sea storms and other northern seas around the coasts of northwest Europe; climate history including the ice age; long-range weather forecasts; rainfall; specific weather phenomena; weather in the UK and in East Anglia; climatic effect of volcanic dust; CRU administration, etc.
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