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Kristine Harper Weather and Climate

Kristine Harper

Weather and Climate

Decade by Decade

€ 59.95

Looks at the history of meteology and climatology throughout the twentieth-century.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Prefacexiii
Acknowledgmentsxvii
Introductionxix
1901--1910: From Forecasting Art to Physical Science
1(20)
Meteorology as Forecasting Art
1(1)
Milestones
2(2)
``Weather Prophets``
4(1)
A Layered Atmosphere
4(3)
Physics Meets Meteorology
7(3)
Measuring Initial Conditions
10(2)
Global Warming---a Good Thing
12(6)
Balloons and Kites
13(3)
Scientist of the Decade: Vilhelm Bjerknes (1862--1951)
16(2)
Further Reading
18(3)
1911--1920: Calculating the Weather
21(20)
Why Frost?
21(1)
Milestones
22(2)
Weather on the Front Lines
24(2)
The Bergen School
26(5)
Research Meets Practice
30(1)
A Perfect Couple: Aviation and Meteorology
31(3)
Climates Classified
34(5)
Earth Wobbles and the Ice Comes
36(2)
Scientist of the Decade: Vilhelm Bjerknes (1862--1951)--His Later Years
38(1)
Further Reading
39(2)
1921--1930: Theory Development and Application
41(22)
Cyclic Weather
42(1)
Milestones
42(3)
Richardson`s Weather Factory
45(2)
Creating the Polar Front
47(5)
Forecasting Lags Theory
52(2)
Shortcuts to Prediction
53(1)
Keeping Planes in the Air
54(3)
Building a Profession
57(3)
Scientist of the Decade: Jacob Bjerknes (1897--1977)
58(2)
Further Reading
60(3)
1931--1940: Big Steps in Cloud Physics and Climatology
63(20)
Climate: The Koppen Scheme
63(1)
Milestones
64(3)
Norwegian Methods in the United States
67(4)
Little Radios and Big Balloons
71(1)
Ice Crystals and Raindrops
71(6)
The Great Depression Aids Climatological Study
72(5)
Carbon Dioxide and Global Warming
77(4)
Guy Stewart Callendar (1897--1964): Amateur Meteorologist
79(1)
Scientist of the Decade: Tor Bergeron (1891--1977)
80(1)
Further Reading
81(2)
1941--1950: Military Needs---Disciplinary Advancement
83(22)
Forecasters by the Thousands
83(1)
Milestones
84(2)
Expanding the Observational Network
86(1)
War-Driven Research
87(3)
Radar: A Military Tool for Meteorology
89(1)
Numerical Dreams---Numerical Reality
90(1)
Weather Modification
91(4)
Figuring Out Hurricanes
95(4)
Taming a Tempest
98(1)
Unmasking Thunderstorms
99(3)
Scientist of the Decade: Carl-Gustav Rossby (1898--1957)
100(2)
Further Reading
102(3)
1951--1960: The Rise of Atmospheric Modeling
105(20)
The Cold War and Research Funding
105(1)
Milestones
106(2)
A Virtual Atmosphere and Real Weather
108(3)
Big Machines with Tiny Brains
111(1)
The General Circulation of the Atmosphere
111(2)
Statistical Meteorology
113(2)
The International Geophysical Year
115(1)
Triggering Climate Change
116(6)
The Keeling Curve
117(3)
Scientist of the Decade: Jule Gregory Charney (1917--1981)
120(2)
Further Reading
122(3)
1961--1970: Remote Sensing Impacts Weather and Climate Studies
125(20)
Eyes in the Sky
125(1)
Milestones
126(4)
A New Look at the Energy Budget
130(2)
Snuffing Out Nascent Hurricanes
132(2)
The Butterfly Effect
134(2)
Still Warming Up
136(2)
Climate Models Take the Stage
137(1)
Looking at El Nino
138(4)
Scientist of the Decade: Edward N. Lorenz (1917-- )
140(2)
Further Reading
142(3)
1971--1980: Climate Change---Heating Up or Cooling Down?
145(22)
Crunching the Numbers
145(1)
Milestones
146(5)
GOES-1 Goes Up
149(2)
Climate Fears: Drought and Desertification
151(3)
Cracking Hurricane Secrets
152(2)
On the Other Hand: A New Ice Age?
154(4)
Peering into the Past
157(1)
Ozone Dangers
158(4)
Joining Forces to Solve Atmospheric Problems
162(3)
Scientists of the Decade: Participants in International Projects
164(1)
Further Reading
165(2)
1981--1990: Climate Change Takes Center Stage
167(22)
No Consensus on Warming---or Cooling
167(1)
Milestones
168(4)
Relying on Remote Sensors
172(1)
The Specter of Nuclear Winter
172(3)
Mud, Ice, and Sunspots
175(3)
Closing the Ozone Hole
178(2)
Warming---Real or Imaginary?
180(3)
Scientists Take a Stand on Warming
182(1)
International Commissions Address Warming
183(3)
Scientists of the Decade: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
184(2)
Further Reading
186(3)
1991--2000: Global Warming
189(18)
The Evidence Stacks Up
189(1)
Milestones
190(3)
The Skeptical Few
193(5)
Collapsing Ice Sheets---Rising Water
196(2)
The Proliferation of Atmospheric Models
198(6)
A Technological Fix?
201(1)
Scientific Event of the Decade: The Kyoto Protocol
202(2)
Further Reading
204(3)
Conclusion: Into the Twenty-first Century207(4)
Awards of Merit in Weather and Climate211(10)
Glossary221(6)
Further Resources227(6)
Index233
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Januari 2007
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