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Weather by the numbers : the genesis of modern meteorology

Author: Kristine Harper
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2008.
Series: Transformations (M.I.T. Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The history of the growth and professionalization of American meteorology and its transformation into a physics- and mathematics-based scientific discipline.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kristine Harper
ISBN: 9780262083782 0262083787 9780262517355 0262517353
OCLC Number: 173368708
Awards: Winner of ASLI Choice Book Awards: History Category 2008
Winner of Winner, History Category, 2008 ASLI's Choice Award given by the Atmospheric Science Librarians International. 2008
Description: ix, 308 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
1. A stagnant atmosphere : the weather services before World War II --
2. Toward a more dynamic atmosphere : discipline development in the interwar period (1919-1938) --
3. An expanding atmosphere : the war years (1939-1945) --
4. Initial atmospheric conditions : scientific goals, civilian manpower, and military funding (1944-1948) --
5. An international atmosphere : Carl-Gustav Rossby and the Scandinavian connection (1948-1950) --
6. Creating a realistic atmosphere (1950-1952) --
7. A changing atmosphere : from developmental to operational numerical weather prediction (1952-1955) --
8. A new atmosphere --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Transformations (M.I.T. Press)
Responsibility: Kristine C. Harper.
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