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The Life Cycles of Extratropical Cyclones

Author: Melvyn A Shapiro; Sigbjørn Grønås
Publisher: Boston, MA : American Meteorological Society, 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents the expanded versions of invited papers presented at the International Symposium on the Life Cycles of Extratropical Cyclones, held in Bergen, Norway, 27 June-1 July 1994. It is of particular interest to historians of meteorology, researchers and forecasters. The material can be used for advanced undergraduate and undergraduate meteorology courses, and it represents a useful source of references  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Melvyn A Shapiro; Sigbjørn Grønås
ISBN: 9781935704096 1935704095
OCLC Number: 999361226
Description: 1 online resource (359 pages) : illustrations
Contents: From the Contents: The Problem with Weather Forecasting as a Problem in Mechanics and Physics --
Vilhelm Bjerknes's Early Studies of Atmospheric Motions and Their Connection with the Cyclone Model of the Bergen School --
Components of the Norwegian Cyclone Model: Observations and Theoretical Ideas in Europe Prior to 1920 --
Constituting the Polar Front --
The Bergen School Concepts Come to America --
Richardson's Marvelous Forecast --
Personal Recollections about the Bergen School --
Sutcliffe and HIs Development Theory --
Historical Photos.
Responsibility: edited by Melvyn A. Shapiro, Sigbjørn Grønås.

Abstract:

This book presents the expanded versions of invited papers presented at the International Symposium on the Life Cycles of Extratropical Cyclones, held in Bergen, Norway, 27 June-1 July 1994. It is of particular interest to historians of meteorology, researchers and forecasters. The material can be used for advanced undergraduate and undergraduate meteorology courses, and it represents a useful source of references to extratropical cyclones. The book provides the historical background of extratropical cyclone research and forecasting from the eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century. It also presents extratropical cyclone theory, observations, analysis, diagnosis and prediction.

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