Report of Committee on Runoff, 1942–43

Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
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The Committee on Runoff was not formally constituted until February 6, 1943, when the members of the Section, as listed above, were asked to serve. At the suggestion of President CHURCH the Committee has been so selected that there is Nation‐wide geographic distribution from West to East with the majority of the Committee composed of younger men.

If the 33 papers prepared for discussion at the regular sessions of the Section of Hydrology at the annual meeting of 1943 can be used as a measure, war instead of curtailing the activities of the Section has acted as an impetus. Also in the field of hydrology as a whole, war activities have apparently not resulted in a decrease of activities. There has been, however, a gradual decrease of activities in the field of research and an increase of activities in the field of applied hydrology. The enormous expansion of our industrial machine and the great concentration of armies and industrial workers into restricted areas; the demands for water, for power, for food and for municipal use; and operations underlying many of our war efforts, secret and otherwise—all these have created problems requiring the full‐time effort of hydrologists, both in private and governmental service. It is with some degree of satisfaction that each one of us can feel that either as a result of our past research or in our present positions we have been or are doing our bit to win the war.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Report of Committee on Runoff, 1942–43
Series title Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
DOI 10.1029/TR024i002p00422
Volume 24
Issue 2
Year Published 1943
Language English
Publisher American Geophysical Union
Description 2 p.
First page 422
Last page 423
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