skip to content
Invisible in the storm : the role of mathematics in understanding weather Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Invisible in the storm : the role of mathematics in understanding weather

Author: Ian Roulstone; John Norbury
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"Invisible in the Storm is the first book to recount the history, personalities, and ideas behind one of the greatest scientific successes of modern times--the use of mathematics in weather prediction. Although humans have tried to forecast weather for millennia, mathematical principles were used in meteorology only after the turn of the twentieth century. From the first proposal for using mathematics to predict  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Roulstone, Ian.
Invisible in the storm.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2013]
(DLC) 2012037453
(OCoLC)820118666
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Roulstone; John Norbury
ISBN: 9781400846221 1400846226
OCLC Number: 827944851
Description: 1 online resource (pages cm.)
Contents: Preface vii Prelude: New Beginnings 1 ONE The Fabric of a Vision 3 TWO From Lore to Laws 47 THREE Advances and Adversity 89 FOUR When the Wind Blows the Wind 125 Interlude: A Gordian Knot 149 FIVE Constraining the Possibilities 153 SIX The Metamorphosis of Meteorology 187 Color Insert follows page 230 SEVEN Math Gets the Picture 231 EIGHT Predicting in the Presence of Chaos 271 Postlude: Beyond the Butterfly 313 Glossary 317 Bibliography 319 Index 323
Responsibility: Ian Roulstone, John Norbury.

Abstract:

"Invisible in the Storm is the first book to recount the history, personalities, and ideas behind one of the greatest scientific successes of modern times--the use of mathematics in weather prediction. Although humans have tried to forecast weather for millennia, mathematical principles were used in meteorology only after the turn of the twentieth century. From the first proposal for using mathematics to predict weather, to the supercomputers that now process meteorological information gathered from satellites and weather stations, Ian Roulstone and John Norbury narrate the groundbreaking evolution of modern forecasting. The authors begin with Vilhelm Bjerknes, a Norwegian physicist and meteorologist who in 1904 came up with a method now known as numerical weather prediction. Although his proposed calculations could not be implemented without computers, his early attempts, along with those of Lewis Fry Richardson, marked a turning point in atmospheric science. Roulstone and Norbury describe the discovery of chaos theory's butterfly effect, in which tiny variations in initial conditions produce large variations in the long-term behavior of a system--dashing the hopes of perfect predictability for weather patterns. They explore how weather forecasters today formulate their ideas through state-of-the-art mathematics, taking into account limitations to predictability. Millions of variables--known, unknown, and approximate--as well as billions of calculations, are involved in every forecast, producing informative and fascinating modern computer simulations of the Earth system. Accessible and timely, Invisible in the Storm explains the crucial role of mathematics in understanding the ever-changing weather"--

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

Winner of the 2015 Louis J. Battan Author's Award, American Meteorological Society "Mathematicians Ian Roulstone and John Norbury demystify the maths behind meteorology. Trailblazers' work is vividly Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/827944851> # Invisible in the storm the role of mathematics in understanding weather
    a schema:MediaObject, schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "827944851" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nju> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1208532895#Place/princeton> ; # Princeton
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1208532895#Topic/mathematics_calculus> ; # MATHEMATICS / Calculus
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1208532895#Topic/nature_weather> ; # NATURE / Weather
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85084340> ; # Meteorology--Mathematical models
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1208532895#Topic/science_earth_sciences_meteorology_&_climatology> ; # SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Meteorology & Climatology
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1018472> ; # Meteorology--Mathematical models
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/551.60151/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/864297> ; # Climatology--Mathematical models
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1208532895#Topic/mathematics_applied> ; # MATHEMATICS / Applied
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2009120418> ; # Climatology--Mathematical models
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1208532895#Topic/mathematics_history_&_philosophy> ; # MATHEMATICS / History & Philosophy
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/864286> ; # Climatology--Data processing
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1208532895#Topic/climatology_data_processing> ; # Climatology--Data processing
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1018454> ; # Meteorology--Data processing
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008107718> ; # Meteorology--Data processing
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1208532895#Topic/mathematics_differential_equations> ; # MATHEMATICS / Differential Equations
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/51913496> ; # John Norbury
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/5154762> ; # Ian Roulstone
    schema:datePublished "2013" ;
    schema:description ""Invisible in the Storm is the first book to recount the history, personalities, and ideas behind one of the greatest scientific successes of modern times--the use of mathematics in weather prediction. Although humans have tried to forecast weather for millennia, mathematical principles were used in meteorology only after the turn of the twentieth century. From the first proposal for using mathematics to predict weather, to the supercomputers that now process meteorological information gathered from satellites and weather stations, Ian Roulstone and John Norbury narrate the groundbreaking evolution of modern forecasting. The authors begin with Vilhelm Bjerknes, a Norwegian physicist and meteorologist who in 1904 came up with a method now known as numerical weather prediction. Although his proposed calculations could not be implemented without computers, his early attempts, along with those of Lewis Fry Richardson, marked a turning point in atmospheric science. Roulstone and Norbury describe the discovery of chaos theory's butterfly effect, in which tiny variations in initial conditions produce large variations in the long-term behavior of a system--dashing the hopes of perfect predictability for weather patterns. They explore how weather forecasters today formulate their ideas through state-of-the-art mathematics, taking into account limitations to predictability. Millions of variables--known, unknown, and approximate--as well as billions of calculations, are involved in every forecast, producing informative and fascinating modern computer simulations of the Earth system. Accessible and timely, Invisible in the Storm explains the crucial role of mathematics in understanding the ever-changing weather"--" ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1208532895> ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books" ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/820118666> ;
    schema:name "Invisible in the storm the role of mathematics in understanding weather" ;
    schema:productID "827944851" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/827944851#PublicationEvent/princeton_princeton_university_press_2013> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1208532895#Agent/princeton_university_press> ; # Princeton University Press
    schema:url <http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1r2dvw> ;
    schema:url <http://lib.myilibrary.com?id=436381> ;
    schema:url <http://swb.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=1084827> ;
    schema:url <http://oclc-marc.ebrary.com/Doc?id=10653087> ;
    schema:url <http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9781400846221> ;
    schema:url <http://site.ebrary.com/id/10653087> ;
    schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=509747> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781400846221> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/827944851> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1208532895#Agent/princeton_university_press> # Princeton University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Princeton University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1208532895#Topic/mathematics_applied> # MATHEMATICS / Applied
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "MATHEMATICS / Applied" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1208532895#Topic/mathematics_calculus> # MATHEMATICS / Calculus
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "MATHEMATICS / Calculus" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1208532895#Topic/mathematics_differential_equations> # MATHEMATICS / Differential Equations
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "MATHEMATICS / Differential Equations" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1208532895#Topic/mathematics_history_&_philosophy> # MATHEMATICS / History & Philosophy
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "MATHEMATICS / History & Philosophy" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1208532895#Topic/nature_weather> # NATURE / Weather
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "NATURE / Weather" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1208532895#Topic/science_earth_sciences_meteorology_&_climatology> # SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Meteorology & Climatology
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Meteorology & Climatology" ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008107718> # Meteorology--Data processing
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Meteorology--Data processing" ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2009120418> # Climatology--Mathematical models
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Climatology--Mathematical models" ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85084340> # Meteorology--Mathematical models
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Meteorology--Mathematical models" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1018454> # Meteorology--Data processing
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Meteorology--Data processing" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1018472> # Meteorology--Mathematical models
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Meteorology--Mathematical models" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/864286> # Climatology--Data processing
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Climatology--Data processing" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/864297> # Climatology--Mathematical models
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Climatology--Mathematical models" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/5154762> # Ian Roulstone
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Roulstone" ;
    schema:givenName "Ian" ;
    schema:name "Ian Roulstone" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/51913496> # John Norbury
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1945" ;
    schema:familyName "Norbury" ;
    schema:givenName "John" ;
    schema:name "John Norbury" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781400846221>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:description "electronic bk." ;
    schema:isbn "1400846226" ;
    schema:isbn "9781400846221" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/820118666>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Invisible in the storm." ;
    schema:description "Print version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/827944851> ; # Invisible in the storm the role of mathematics in understanding weather
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.