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Weather and climate : decade by decade

Author: Kristine Harper
Publisher: New York : Facts on File, ©2007.
Series: Twentieth-century science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at the history of meteology and climatology throughout the twentieth-century.
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kristine Harper
ISBN: 0816055351 9780816055357
OCLC Number: 67346123
Description: xxi, 250 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. 1901-1910: From forecasting art to physical science --
2. 1911-1920: Calculating the weather --
3. 1921-1930: Theory development and application --
4. 1931-1940: Big steps in cloud physics and climatology --
5. 1941-1950: Military needs --
disciplinary advancement --
6. 1951-1960: The rise of atmospheric modeling --
7. 1961-1970: Remote sensing impacts weather and climate studies --
8. 1971-1980: Climate change --
heating up or cooling down? --
9. 1981-1990: Climate change takes center stage --
10. 1991-2000: Global warming.
Series Title: Twentieth-century science.
Responsibility: Kristine C. Harper.
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Transitioning from a barely reputable weather-guessing art to a computer-driven science, meteorology addresses some of the world's most important issues of the 20th century. This work traces the  Read more...

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