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Storm watchers : the turbulent history of weather prediction from Franklin's kite to El Niño

Author: John D Cox
Publisher: New Jersey : John Wiley, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of meteorology from its inception to current-day breakthroughs in weather prediction.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John D Cox
ISBN: 047138108X 9780471381082
OCLC Number: 49531253
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 252 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: "A newborn babe" --
Benjamin Franklin, Luke Howard, James Glaisher --
American storms --
William C. Redfield, James P. Espy, Elias Loomis, Joseph Henry, Matthews F. Maury, William Ferrel --
"The main artery" --
Robert FitzRoy, J.J. LeVerrier, Cleveland Abbe, John Finley, Mark Harrington, Issac M. Cline, Gilbert Walker, Leroy Meisinger --
Together at the front --
Vilhelm Bjerknes, Lewis Fry Richardson, Jacob Bjerknes, Tor Bergeron, Carl-Gustaf Rossby, Sverre Petterssen --
Suddenly great science --
Jule G. Charney, Jerome Namias, Edward Lorenz, Ted Fujita, Ants Leetmaa.
Responsibility: John D. Cox.
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