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The Resource Inventing atmospheric science : Bjerknes, Rossby, Wexler, and the foundations of modern meteorology, James Rodger Fleming

Inventing atmospheric science : Bjerknes, Rossby, Wexler, and the foundations of modern meteorology, James Rodger Fleming

Label
Inventing atmospheric science : Bjerknes, Rossby, Wexler, and the foundations of modern meteorology
Title
Inventing atmospheric science
Title remainder
Bjerknes, Rossby, Wexler, and the foundations of modern meteorology
Statement of responsibility
James Rodger Fleming
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This big picture history of atmospheric research examines the first six decades of the twentieth century, from the dawn of applied fluid dynamics to the emergence, by 1960, of the interdisciplinary atmospheric sciences. Using newly available archival sources, it documents the work of three interconnected generations of scientists: Vilhelm Bjerknes, Carl-Gustaf Rossby, and Harry Wexler, whose aspirations were fueled by new theoretical insights, pressing societal needs, and expanded technological capabilities. Radio, radar, aviation, nuclear tracers, digital computing, sounding rockets, and satellites provided new ways to measure and study the global atmosphere -- a huge and dauntingly complex system. Bjerknes brought us a fundamental circulation theorem and founded the Bergen school of weather forecasting; Rossby established the graduate schools of meteorology at M.I.T., Chicago, and Stockholm, which focused on upper-air dynamics and, after 1947, on atmospheric environmental issues; and Wexler brought all the new technologies into the U.S. Weather Bureau and, with his colleague Jule Charney, prepared the foundations for the emergence of the interdisciplinary atmospheric sciences. This history weaves together cold war studies, military history, the rise of government research and development, and aviation and aeronautics with a nascent global awareness. It is a fascinating history of something we all experience--the weather --told through compelling historical characters"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
PSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fleming, James Rodger
Dewey number
551.5092/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QC855
LC item number
.F547 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Atmospheric physics
  • Atmosphere
Label
Inventing atmospheric science : Bjerknes, Rossby, Wexler, and the foundations of modern meteorology, James Rodger Fleming
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Publication
Copyright
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Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Bjerknes -- Rossby -- Wexler -- Atmospheric science -- Final thoughts
Control code
ocn926820943
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 296 pages
Isbn
9780262033947
Lccn
2015038280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780262033947
  • (OCoLC)926820943
Label
Inventing atmospheric science : Bjerknes, Rossby, Wexler, and the foundations of modern meteorology, James Rodger Fleming
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Bjerknes -- Rossby -- Wexler -- Atmospheric science -- Final thoughts
Control code
ocn926820943
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 296 pages
Isbn
9780262033947
Lccn
2015038280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780262033947
  • (OCoLC)926820943

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