Upper (left to right):
- US steam frigate Mississippi, in the Gulf of Mexico, March 1847: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division [reproduction number LC-USZC2-3129] (originally published by N. Currier, New York, 1848).
- Florida peninsula, January 1985: NASA Space Shuttle Earth Observations Photography database [photo STS51C-44-0026].
- TAO (Tropical Ocean Atmosphere) buoy and anemometers on NOAA ship Ka'imimoana. Photo by Jason Poe, courtesy of TAO Project Office.
- Abstract log of the US Frigate Constitution, 1854-1855: Naval Observatory volume #345; Deutscher Wetterdienst Registration #8148. Reprinted from Braun, D.S., 2000: Scientific vision, a passion for observation, and the impetus for change: Germany loans Maury logs to the National Climatic Data Center. Earth System Monitor, 11, No. 1, 4-7.