By Don Rittner

ISBN-10: 0816047979

ISBN-13: 9780816047970

ISBN-10: 1438109245

ISBN-13: 9781438109244

Designed for prime university via early students, A to Z of Scientists in climate and weather is a perfect reference of striking female and male scientists within the box of meteorology and climate technology. Focusing totally on these historic figures whose contributions have outlined the best way smooth meteorologists comprehend weather, climate, and the ambience, this quantity of the extraordinary Scientists sequence presents an array of data in regards to the lives and stories of vital scientists, around the globe, from precedent days to the twentieth century. Containing greater than a hundred and sixty entries and nearly 50 black-and-white images, this quantity emphasizes the chosen scientists' contributions to the sector in addition to his or her influence at the scientists who've come later. The ebook has a normal advent that explains who used to be selected for inclusion and why; a listing of entries; the entries themselves; indexes via box of specialization, nationality, and topic sector; a bibliography; and an index.

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In 1904, Vilhelm Bjerknes proposed the idea of numerical weather prediction. In a paper that he published that year, “Weather Forecasting as a Problem in Mechanics and Physics,” Bjerknes proposed that with enough information about the current state of the atmosphere, scientists should be able to use mathematics to predict future weather patterns. Mathematician L. F. RICHARDSON tried to do it in 1922 unsuccessfully, and it would take the invention of computers for this idea to take hold; the first successful numerical prediction of weather was made in April 1950, using the ENIAC computer at Maryland’s Aberdeen Proving Ground.

On February 1, 1854, he began a small network of observation stations, with four of them outfitted with recording instruments at Utrecht, Groningen, Gelder, and Vlissingen, while the others had regularly scheduled human observations. By 1905, there were 15 stations with instruments and 200 with meteorological observations being recorded. Yearly meteorological observations were published in the Netherlands Meteorological Yearbook, although observations from other countries were also included. The institute also began to publish the first marine meteorological maps in the 1850s, covering the trade winds (1856), North Atlantic winds (1856), general winds (1860), and a series covering windstorms, rain, storms, and fogs (1862), among others.

S. Sc. in 1955, both in meteorology, while working at the Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories. After World War II, he became chief of the Weather Radar Branch at the Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories. Then, in 1966, he became professor of meteorology at the University of Chicago’s department of geophysical sciences and also the director of the Laboratory for Atmospheric Probing, the joint laboratory of University of Chicago and Illinois Institute of Technology. He was named director of the Atmospheric Technology Division for the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, and from 1974 to 1976, he served as senior scientist and director of the NCAR’s National Hail Research Experiment.

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