1905 International Meteorological Conference

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The 1906 International Meteorological Congress was a meeting of the International Meteorological Committee at Innsbruck, Austria.

Fifty directors of observatories and meteorological services participated in the meeting.[1]

Mascart of the French Meteorological Office was unable to attend, so Professors Hann and Pernter of Vienna were chosen honorary president and president; Hugo Hildebrand Hildebrandsson and General Rykatchef were named vice-presidents.[1]

Abbott Lawrence Rotch and Father José María Algué of Manila represented the US.[1]

Members elected to International Committee: Chaves (Portugal), Davis (Argentina), Eliot (India), Hellmann (Germany), Hepites (Romania), Hildebrandsson (Sweden), Lancaster (Belgium), Mascart (France), Mohn (Norway), [[Moore] (USA), Nakamura (Japan), Palazzo (Italy), Paulsen (Denmark), Pernter (Austria), Russell (Australia), Rykatchef (Russia), and Shaw (Great Britain).[1]

Subcommittees with mandates renewed:[1]

  • Commission for terrestrial magnetism and atmospheric electricity, Rykatchef president, Dr. A. Schmidt of Potsdam, secretary, in charge of coordinating world observations
  • Commission for scientific aeronautics, Hergesell, President
  • Commission for solar radiation, Ångström, President

Some of the issues discussed were:[1][2]

  • International standards for barometers
  • New edition of cloud atlas
  • Cooperation in study of squalls and heavy rainfall
  • Solar radiation
  • Meteorological services in Brazil, China, and Russia
  • Expedition to the tropical Atlantic by Hugo Hergesell and the Prince of Monaco
  • Balloon launches by Rotch and Teisserenc de Bort at Tenerife and Cape Verde (off the northwest coast of Africa)
  • Establishment of observatories in northern Siberia and America

All resolutions were to be published in German, French, English and Spanish.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Abbott Lawrence Rotch, "The International Meteorological Conference at Innsbruck", Science, 29 June 1906, pp. 975–977.
  2. Bernard Brunhes, "La Conférence météorologique d'Innsbruck", La Géographie, Vol. 13, 1906, pp. 125–133.


Event names 1906 International Meteorological Congress
Event type conference
Country AT
Location Innsbruck
Start date 1905-09-09
Number of days
Tech focus meteo, instrument, barometer, ballon-sonde, kite