Maury, M. F. (Matthew Fontaine) (1806-1873)

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Maury, Matthew Fontaine (1806-1873)
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Meteorologist; Naval officer
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Matthew Maury was a Naval Officer in the United States of America, however in 1839 he was involved in a coach accident and became lame and unfit for active service. He was thus appointed Superintendent of the Navy's Depot of Charts and Instruments (1841-1861) where he studied the weather logs of the naval voyages. The aim was to analyse the wind and current data to improve the speed of ocean travel. His predictions were proved correct when a ship following Maury's instructions and his new wind and current charts, arrived back in Baltimore 35 days earlier than expected. By 1855 Maury had a model of the general circulation of the atmosphere. He was largely responsible for the holding of the first international meteorological conference in Brussels, August 1853, whose main objective was to achieve a uniform system of meteorological observations at sea. After leaving the Navy Maury was appointed Professor of Meteorology at the Virginia Military Institute (1861-1873).

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Maury, Matthew Fontaine
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. The Origins of Australian Meteorology
    Gibbs, W. J.
    Published: 2001
    Series: Federation and Meteorology
  3. The Origins of Australian Meteorology , Metarch Papers No. 12
    Gibbs, W. J.
    Published: Bureau of Meteorology, 1998
  4. Federation and Meteorology
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Published: 2001

Resources by M. F. Maury (71)

  1. Abstract log, for the use of American navigators / prepared under the direction of Lewis Warrington by authority of John Y. Mason ; by M. F. Maury
    Maury, M. F. (Matthew Fontaine), 1806-1873
    [ Book : 1848 ]
    At National Library
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  2. Address of Com. M. F. Maury, before the fair of the Agricultural & Mechanical Soc. of Memphis, Tenn. / Delivered at the fair grounds ... Oct. 17th, 1871
    Maury, M. F. (Matthew Fontaine), 1806-1873
    [ Book : 1871 ]
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  3. ... Elementary geography. : Designed for primary and intermediate classes. / Rev. and abridged from the "First lessons" and "World we live in" of M. F. Maury
    Maury, M. F. (Matthew Fontaine), 1806-1873
    [ Book : 1921 ]
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  4. Lieut. Maury's investigations of the winds and currents of the sea. : (From the appendix to the Washington astronomical observations for 1846.) / Published by authority of Hon. William A. Graham, Secretary of the navy; and of Commodore Lewis Warringt ...
    Maury, M. F. (Matthew Fontaine), 1806-1873
    [ Book : 1851 ]
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  5. El río Amazonas y las comarcas que forman su hoya : vertientes hacia el Atlántico / [Matthew Fontaine Maury]
    Maury, M. F. (Matthew Fontaine), 1806-1873
    [ Book : 1853 ]
    Languages: Spanish
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  6. The physical geography of the sea / by M. F. Maury
    Maury, M. F. (Matthew Fontaine), 1806-1873
    [ Book : 1859 ]
    At Uni of TAS Library
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  7. Our navy. : Extract from the Lucky bag, in the reorganization of the navy
    Maury, M. F. (Matthew Fontaine), 1806-1873
    [ Book : 1840 ]
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  8. Paper on the Gulf Stream and currents of the sea / read before the National Institute at its annual meeting, April 2nd, 1844 [by M.F. Maury]
    Maury, M. F. (Matthew Fontaine), 1806-1873
    [ Book : 1844 ]
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  9. On the probable relation between magnetism and the circulation of the atmosphere
    Maury, M. F. (Matthew Fontaine), 1806-1873
    [ Book : 1851 ]
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  10. The physical geography of the sea / by M.F. Maury
    Maury, M. F. (Matthew Fontaine), 1806-1873
    [ Book : 1855-1870 ]
    At 3 libraries
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  1. Whaling logbooks and other documents, 1791-1863
    [ Unpublished ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  1. AS IN MAURY'S DAY
    The Central Queensland Herald (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1930 - 1956) Thursday 16 January 1947 p 3 Article
    ... hiiii with lucrative employment-was beyond even the bureaucrat. Over 100 years ago Matthew Fontaine ... AS III MAURY'S DAT The late Henry Parke* once wanted of the type of bureaucrat ivlw, given a desk ... 1182 words
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  2. La Fontaine Will Retire
    Sporting Globe (Melbourne, Vic. : 1922 - 1954) Saturday 17 April 1943 p 4 Article Illustrated
    ... / FONTAINE agreed that there . a>' p so , " nn >' youngsters grow-J"f "i> «'' developing football talent, all ... material for a ond,riu) half-back - bu, he was m£si ^ feMSi" ^ " ^ ^eHSS!? g te ,^s r, Oo" f t ' * ^ "^'i ... 1477 words
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  3. La Fontaine Will Retire
    Sporting Globe (Melbourne, Vic. : 1922 - 1954) Saturday 17 April 1943 p 4 Article Illustrated
    ... ' , ' national cause, R ICCIIPPII fMUt V /».S.NIiren 1 A FONTAINE agreed that there '.!, youngsters grow-„ ™ , w ... La Fontaine Will Retire By H. A. de LACY, The Globe s Representative with the Forces Somewhere in ... 1692 words
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  1. Index page
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Sunday 31 December 1967 [INDEX Jan 1967-Dec 1967] p 41

    Government Gazette Index And Contents

    ... of Land, 97, 409, 741, two notices 742, 1227, three notices 1368, three notices 1369, 1370, 1806 ... OF— Assent to Ordinances, 312, 743, 1106, 1370, two notices 1494, 1806, two notices 2285, 2458, 2680 ... 244983 words
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  2. Index page
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Tuesday 31 December 1957 [INDEX Jan 1957-Dec 1957] p 27

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    ... Anderson, M. D., 3103 Anderson, M. F., 3616 Anderson, M. H., 1806 Anderson, M. M., 1138, 2216 Anderson, M ... Adair, L. P., 1806 Adair, P., 649, 2286 Adair, R. H., 2045, 3100 Adam, A., 2357 Adam, D. J., 1140 Adam ... 146008 words
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  3. INDEX.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Wednesday 22 February 1911 [Issue No.11] p 601

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    ... Percival Reed 23 0 Beattif, Hugh Matthew ... 20 26 Bcilby, Jawiea John Court ney ... ... ... 17 8 Bell ... ... ... 21 25 Brassil, Francis Michael ... 13 8 Bray, Marmion Matthews... 4 3 Brennan, Hugh Dale ... 12 2 ... 92556 words
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  1. Atlas of pilot charts, Indian Ocean / prepared from data furnished by the National Imagery and Mapping Agency of the Department of Defense and by the Department of Commerce
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  1. The whale charts produced by Matthew Fontaine Maury
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    [ Article : 1996 ]
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  2. The US Maury collection metadata 1796-1861 / Hendrik Wallbrink, Frits Koek and Theo Brandsma
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    [ Book, Article : 2009 ]
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  3. Von Neumayer and the origins of Australian and international meteorology [Paper in special issue: Special Centenary Anniversary Symposium issue commemorating Georg von Neumayer: his Australian, German and polar scientific achievements and legacies. M ...
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    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria
    [ Article : 2011 ]
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  4. A "candidate-interactome" aggregate analysis of genome-wide association data in multiple sclerosis
    Mechelli, Rosella; Umeton, Renato; Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium 2; Romano, Silvia; Salvetti, Marco; Ristori, Giovanni; Cox, Mathew B; Lechne ...
    [ Article : 2013 ]
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  1. Lewis Reeves Gibbes papers
    Gibbes, Lewis Reeves, 1810-1894
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  2. William Chauncy Langdon papers
    Langdon, William Chauncy, 1831-1895
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  3. Hamilton Fish papers
    Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893
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  1. The US Maury collection metadata 1796-1861 / Hendrik Wallbrink, Frits Koek and Theo Brandsma
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  2. Science, commerce and the Navy on the seafaring frontier, 1842-1861 : the role of Lieutenant M.F.Maury and the U.S.Naval Hydrographic Office in naval exploration, commercial expansion and oceanography before the Civil War
    Towle, Edward Leon
    [ Microform, Thesis : 1966 ]
    At UNSW Library
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  3. The physical geography of the sea / by M. F. Maury
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  4. O Amazonas : breve resposta à memória do tenente da armada americana-inglesa F. Maury sobre as vantagens da livre navegação do Amazonas / João Baptista de Castro Moraes Antas
    Antas, João Baptista de Castro Moraes, -1858
    [ Book : 2013 ]
    Languages: Portuguese
    O Amazonas : breve resposta à memória do tenente da armada americana-inglesa F. Maury sobre as vantagens da livre navegação do Amazonas / João Baptista de Castro Moraes Antas
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