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Namias, Jerome

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Works: 54 works in 130 publications in 1 language and 1,238 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Charts, diagrams, etc  Scientific atlases 
Roles: Author, Other
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Most widely held works about Jerome Namias
 
Most widely held works by Jerome Namias
Weather analysis and forecasting : a textbook on synoptic meteorology by Sverre Petterssen( Book )

2 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Air-mass characteristics. Stability and instability in relation to weather phenomena. Production and transformation of air masses. Kinematic analysis: wind and pressure. Kinematic analysis: frontogenesis. Frontal characteristics. Waves and cyclones. Isentropic analysis. Forecasting of displacement of pressure systems, fronts, and air masses. Deepening and filling. The technique of analysis and forecasting
An introduction to the study of air mass and isentropic analysis by Jerome Namias( Book )

20 editions published between 1935 and 1943 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-day forecasting; a review of a ten-year experiment by Jerome Namias( Book )

5 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The objects of the American Meteorological Society are "the development and dissemination of knowledge of meteorology in all its phases and applications, and the advancement of its professional ideals." The organization of the Society took place in affiliation with the American Association for the Advancement of Science at Saint Louis, Missouri, December 29, 1919, and its incorporation, at Washington, D.C., January 21, 1920. The work of the Society is carried on by the Bulletin, the Journal, and Meteorological Monographs, by papers and discussions at meetings of the Society, through the offices of the Secretary and the Executive Secretary, and by correspondence. All of the Americas are represented in the membership of the Society as well as many foreign countries
Short period climatic variations : collected works of J. Namias by Jerome Namias( Book )

18 editions published between 1974 and 1983 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Namias Symposium by Namias Symposium( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subsidence within the atmosphere by Jerome Namias( Book )

8 editions published between 1934 and 1967 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extended forecasting by mean circulation methods by Jerome Namias( Book )

3 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Structure of a wedge of continental polar air determined from aërological observations by Jerome Namias( )

4 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fluid mechanics applied to the study of atmospheric circulations : Part I, a study of flow patterns with the aid of isentripic analysis by Carl-Gustaf Rossby( Book )

1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preface: progress at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during the past few years and which have been supported in part with funds provided by the Weather Bureau of the U. S. Department of Agriculture under the Bankhead-Jones Special Research Fund. The ultimate purpose of these investigations is to develop a sound physical model of the general circulation of the atmosphere, in the hope that an improved understanding of this process eventually may furnish valuable clues as to how the time range of our present daily weather forecasts may be extended and their quality be improved. In the past, the interpretation of the large-scale circulations of the atmosphere with the aid of the tools of classical hydrodynamics has suffered from the fact that these tools were designed for the study of thermodynamically inactive fluids, in which, furthermore, viscous or eddy stresses could be neglected. Through the work of V. Bjerknes and his students a good start has now been made towards the development of a science of hydrodynamics applicable also to thermodynamically active fluids, in which density changes are taking place as a result of non-adiabatic temperature changes. The removal of the second restriction-i.e., the development of hydrodynamic tools adapted to the study of fluids in which eddy stresses play a dominant role-has been accomplished mainly through the investigations of the Gottingen school of fluid mechanics. As yet, no synthesis of these two modern developments has been accomplished, although it is becoming increasingly clear that such a synthesis is needed before any headway can be made with the interpretation of the behaviour of the atmosphere. There has been a tendency on the part of meteorologists to assume that the effects of eddy stresses are restricted to a layer near the ground, and that the atmosphere above this layer behaves approximately as an ideal fluid. Even fairly elementary considerations show that a real understanding of atmospheric circulations becomes absolutely impossible on the basis of this assumption. A modest first attempt towards such a synthesis of the Norwegian and German developments will be attempted in these reports. It will be shown that the movements in the free atmosphere above the ground friction layer are affected by large-scale lateral mixing processes which produce shearing stresses acting across vertical planes, and one or two examples will be given to demonstrate that reasonable steady state solutions for the atmosphere can be obtained by taking this internal stress distribution into account. It will be shown, moreover, that the distribution of cold sources and heat sources in the free atmosphere is at least in part controlled by the stress distribution, which regulates the location of ascending and descending movements. The investigations here reported have been directed by the undersigned, and conducted as a collaborative undertaking by a number of persons. In addition to the authors appearing on the title page of this part of the report, Dr. C. L. Pekeris of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Messrs. H. Wexler, G. Grimminger and V. Starr of the Weather Bureau, Prof. A. F. Spilhaus of New York University, and Dr. Hans Ertel of the University of Berlin have made valuable contributions, mainly of a theoretical nature. Related investigations, also under the Bankhead-Jones Special Research Fund, have been in progress in the Meteorological Research Division of the Weather Bureau at Washington, and will b.e reported in later publications elsewhere; the contributions of those mentioned above will be coordinated and presented in the form of a theoretical discussion of atmospheric circulations, to be published as Part II of the report. To a very large extent the results presented below are based on studies of the upper air data analyzed as a matter of daily routine in the Meteorological Division of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. H. C. Willett, Professor J. Holmboe and Mr. G. Lukes have carried a large portion of this work and made valuable contributions in the many discussions preceding the preparation of our report. All of us wish to take this opportunity to publicly acknowledge our appreciation of the wholehearted support this investigation has received from the late Chief of the U. S. Weather Bureau, Dr. Willis R. Gregg, in whom our division had a sincere friend and supporter. Dr. C. F. Sarle, principal economist of the Bureau of Agricultural Economics, took the initiative toward a coordination of governmental and university facilities for the purpose of getting under way a broad research program in basic meterological problems. We are greatly appreciative of his initiative, broad vision and unfailing support
Northern hemisphere seasonal 700 mb height and anomaly charts, 1947-1978 : and associated North Pacific sea surface temperature anomalies by Jerome Namias( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teleconnections of 700mb height anomalies for the northern hemisphere by Jerome Namias( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report on an experiment in five-day weather forecasting by R. A Allen( Book )

1 edition published in 1940 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction: The following report is presented as a statement of progress made at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) in the investigation into the possibility of extending the range of reliable weather forecasts. This project has been supported at M.I.T. and other private institutions by Bankhead-Jones appropriations since September, 1937. This report is concerned only with the work completed or in progress at M.I.T. The complementary program now in progress at the Weather Bureau in Washington is referred to only in so far as it has contributed directly to these investigations. Furthermore, the following report refers only to the last two years of the M.I.T. project. The first year of the three-year project was given over principally to the study of the results obtained by long range forecast methods already in use, and to the establishment of a northern hemisphere synoptic weather map procedure as a necessary precedent to the preparation of weekly forecasts on a synoptic basis. The results of the M.I.T. study of certain long range forecast methods already in practice are included in a general survey of such methods already published.* The synoptic charts prepared at M.I.T. during that first year of the investigation are listed in an appendix to this report, together with those of the last two years. The preparation of weekly forecasts carried on during a part of that first year was so experimental in nature, and the procedure was so much changed the following year, that the results obtained were considered neither sufficiently significant nor comparable enough with the later forecast results to merit any discussion. The present report is divided into three principal sections. Section I presents in condensed form our present conception of the essential nature of the general circulation, and discusses briefly the background of one or two of Professor Rossby's theoretical considerations concerning the general circulation which have found statistical and synoptic application in this investigation. Section II contains in brief form the results of synoptic and statistical checks of a large number of hypothetical relationships which might be assumed to hold in the earth's atmosphere. These include possible relationships in the large scale features of the general circulation, relationships between the general circulation and its different branches or centers of action, between the different branches or centers of action of the general circulation, between characteristics of the general circulation or its branches and anomalies of the meteorological elements in certain regions, between anomalies of the meteorological elements in one region and those in another region, and even between solar activity (sunspots) and characteristics of the general circulation or anomalies of the meteorological elements. The aim was to investigate possible interrelationships of all kinds, either with or without lag, in order to detect as many interaction principles or points as possible in the earth's atmosphere, whether they had direct or only the most indirect bearing on the forecast problem. The relationships investigated applied to daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal, or annual mean conditions. They were selected for investigation either from theoretical or practical considerations of the nature of the general circulation as outlined in Section I, or on the basis of popular beliefs which have long been current among meteorologists, or on the basis of direct observation of data which looked promising. The majority of these hypothetical relationships are found to be quite weak when subjected to rigid statistical checks, but all such results, whether positive or negative, are summarized in this report. Section III outlines the five-day forecast routine practice which has been carried on at M.I.T. during the greater part of the past two years on a weekly basis. It includes a statistical analysis of the verification results. In the conclusion are summarized the results of the investigation which thus far appear significant enough to justify their consideration in five-day or longer range forecasts. Suggestions are offered as to further steps which might profitably be taken if the investigation is to be continued. Finally there is an appendix in which are listed all the daily synoptic maps and mean charts and diagrams of surface and upper air data which have been plotted and analyzed at M.I.T. in connection with this project during the past three years. The importance of such a list is apparent when it is realized that inevitably in an investigation of this kind much the greater part of the time and effort expended is consumed in the routine or semiroutine duties involved in the preparation of such charts
Methods of extended forecasting : practiced by the Five-Day Forecast Section by Jerome Namias( Book )

3 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present status of long-range forecasting in the world; report of a working group of the Commission for Aerology by World Meteorological Organization( Book )

5 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigation of polar anticyclogenesis and assocaited variations of the zonal index by Jerome Namias( Book )

2 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The formation and development of polar anticyclones constitutes one of the most important meteorological problems of extended range weather forecasting. While there have been some highly significant attempts to formulate the problem from a theoretical standpoint, notably by H. Wexler, the synoptic aspects have, up to now, received little attention. The nature of this problem has been considerably illuminated in recent years by the routine preparation of daily and five-day mean Northern Hemisphere weather charts, 3 km. pressure charts, and zonal indices (expressing the strength of the various circumpolar wind belts, such as the prevailing westerlies)
Northern hemisphere seasonal sea level pressure and anomaly charts, 1947-1974 by Jerome Namias( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feather River winter season precipitation : description and prediction schemes by Daniel R Cayan( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subsidence within the atmosphere by Jerome Namias( Book )

2 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ninth Symposium on Global Change Studies : Namias Symposium on Status and Prospects for Climate Prediction : 11-16 January 1998, Phoenix, Arizona by Symposium on Global Change Studies( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-Day Forecasting : A Review of a Ten-Year Experiment by Jerome Namias( )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The objects of the American Meteorological Society are "the development and dissemination of knowledge of meteorology in all its phases and applications, and the advancement of its professional ideals." The organization of the Society took place in affiliation with the American Association for the Advancement of Science at Saint Louis, Missouri, December 29, 1919, and its incorporation, at Washington, D. C., January 21, 1920. The work of the Society is carried on by the Bulletin, the Journal, and Meteorological Monographs, by papers and discussions at meetings of the Society, through the offices of the Secretary and the Executive Secretary, and by correspondence. All of the Americas are represented in the membership of the Society as well as many foreign countries
 
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Jerome Namias Amerikaans meteoroloog (1910-1997)

Jerome Namias meteorólogo estadounidense

Jerome Namias US-amerikanischer Meteorologe

ジェローム・ナミアス

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