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History of the Meteorological Office.

Author: J M Walker
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a history of the UK's national meteorological service for meteorologists, atmospheric scientists, historians of science, amateur meteorologists.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Walker, J.M.
History of the Meteorological Office.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J M Walker
ISBN: 9781139187916 1139187910 9781139190510 1139190512 9781139020831 1139020838 9781139185608 1139185608
OCLC Number: 782877010
Notes: The Rise and Fall of Airships.
Description: 1 online resource (496 pages)
Contents: Cover; HISTORY OF THE METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE; Title; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Foreword; Additional Commentary; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1 Seeds Are Sown; Meteorology in Ancient Times; The Dawn of Modern Meteorology; The Origins and Growth of Marine Meteorology; The Emergence of Organized Meteorology; Early Attempts to Model Weather Systems; Progress through Organized Science; Networks of Observers Develop; The Outcome of a Conference; 2 Statistics and Storms; A New Government Department Is Born; The Great Desiderata of Meteorology. The Formation of the Scottish Meteorological SocietyProgress at the Meteorological Department; Operational Storm Warnings; Forecasts for the General Public; Departmental Growth; Criticism and Controversy; 3 Inquiry and Criticism; A New Beginning; The Galton Report; Reactions and Consequences; FitzRoy's Reputation; FitzRoy's Successor; Under New Management; 4 The Fight over Forecasts; The Campaign in Parliament to Restore Storm Warnings; Efforts in the Press to Restore Storm Warnings; Resumption of Storm Warnings; A New Home for the Meteorological Office; An Important New Publication. Weather Charts for the PublicOwen Rowland --
A Notable Amateur Weather Forecaster; Trans-Atlantic Weather Warnings; A Mid-Atlantic Observatory --
An Idea before Its Time; Resumption of Weather Forecasts for the Public; 5 Squalls and Settled Spells; Changes in the Role of Kew Observatory; An Unsuccessful Proposal from the Astronomer-Royal; London and Scotland Disagree; The Birth of the International Meteorological Organization; Another Change in Management of the Meteorological Office; Disappointment and Discontent; Science at Last; The Value of Weather Forecasts. Advances in Theoretical Meteorology6 The Emergence of Science; A Scientist with Vision; Further Developments at Kew Observatory; Glimpses of Everyday Life; A Fresh Approach; A New Form of Communication; Shaw's Early Impact on the Meteorological Office; 7 A Decade of Change; Yet Another Inquiry; Yet Another Reorganization; A New Home for the Meteorological Office; Advances in Research and Education; The Budget of the Meteorological Office; A New Meteorological Branch in Scotland; Communications and Standardization; The Continuing Impact of Shaw; 8 The Great War; The Emergence of Aeronautics. The Outcome of a DisasterWar Breaks Out; A Professor of Meteorology at South Farnborough; Wartime Field Units of the Meteorological Office; Further Wartime Work of Charles Cave; Serving the Needs of Wartime; Whither the Meteorological Office?; The Prospect of a National Meteorological Institute; The Meteorological Office Transfers to the Air Ministry; Miscellaneous Developments; 9 The Inter-War Period; Meteorological Services Are Resumed; Scottish Meteorological Society Difficulties; New Directions for Sir Napier Shaw; A New Director; Under New Management; Steady Progress.

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