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José Fernández Partagás Papers, 1985-1997 | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

By Ana Rosa Núñez, November1997. Updated by María R. Estorino, September 2003.

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Title: José Fernández Partagás Papers, 1985-1997Add to your cart.

ID: CHC0504

Creator: Fernández Partagás, José, 1935-1997

Extent: 5.0 Boxes


The José Fernández Partagás Papers are organized into three series.

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

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

Fernández-Partagás, José J., 1935-1997
Meteorology - Observations
Meteorology - Research
Weather forecasting

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Requests to publish or display materials from this collection require written permission from the rights owner. Please, contact for more information.

Acquisition Method: Gift of José Fernández Partagás, 1996.

Preferred Citation: José Fernadez Partagás Papers, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid revised and published online by María R. Estorino, July 2008.

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[Series 1: Manuscripts, n.d., 1994-1997],
[Series 2: Publications, n.d., 1988-1997],
[Series 3: Topical Files, n.d.],

Series 1: Manuscripts, n.d., 1994-1997Add to your cart.
This series (boxes 1-2) contains quarterly reports prepared by José Fernández Partagás for the Environmental Research Laboratories of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (ERL-NOAA) in the 1990s on storms dating from 1877 through 1908 as well as storm tracks from 1851 through 1910.
Sub-Series 1: ERL-NOAA Quarterly Reports, 1994-1997Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Storm Tracks, 1851-1910Add to your cart.
Series 2: Publications, n.d., 1988-1997Add to your cart.
This series (boxes 3-4) contains published articles written by Fernández Partagás as well reports published for the ERL-NOAA.
Series 3: Topical Files, n.d.Add to your cart.

This series (box 5) contains correspondence, curriculum vitae and

photographs as well material related to his death in 1997.

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