Collection CHC0504 - José Fernández Partagás Papers

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José Fernández Partagás Papers


  • 1985-1997 (Creation)


5 Boxes

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José J. Fernández Partagás was born in Havana, Cuba on May 14, 1935. In 1954 he graduated from the Instituto Edison de Bachiller en Ciencias y Letras. In 1960 he received from the University of Havana a doctorate in math, and in 1964 he received his MS in Meteorology from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.

His areas of specialization were weather analysis, specialized forecasting, climatology, hurricane studies, and tropical meteorology. He held the following professional positions:

• Meteorologist, Cuban National Observatory (1960 -1961)

• Graduate Assistant, Department of Meteorology, Florida State University (1962-1964)

• Meteorological Offices, Department of Civil Aviation, Nassau, Bahamas (1965-1966)

• Research Associate, Division of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography, University of

Miami, 1967-1987

• Honorary Research Associate, Remote Sensing Lab, College of Engineering, University of Miami, 1987-1990

• Consulting meteorologist and private researcher in meteorology, 1990-1997

Fernández Partagás wrote a great amount of articles and papers and gave numerous lectures sponsored by scientific organizations. He was also a guest weather expert on talk shows on various Spanish radio and TV stations.

José J. Fernández Partagás died in the Otto G. Richter Library of the University of Miami on August 23, 1997.

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The José Fernández Partagás Papers consist of research materials on Atlantic and Caribbean hurricanes and storms since the 1800s, including manuscripts, publications, and personal memorabilia.

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The José Fernández Partagás Papers are organized into three series.

Please see the Finding Aid/Inventory section of this guide for more detailed information.

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This collection is open for research.

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  • English
  • Spanish

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Gift of José Fernández Partagás, 1996.

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