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International Geophysics #0060: Calculating the Weather: Meteorology in the 20th Century

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During the course of this century, meteorology has become unified, physics-based, and highly computational. Calculating the Weather: Meteorology in the 20th Century explains this transformation by examining thevarious roles of computation throughout the history of meteorology, giving most attention to the period from World War I to the 1960s. The electronic digital computer, a product of World War II, led to great advances in empirical, theoretical, and practical meteorology. At the same time, the use of the computer led to the discovery of so-called"chaotic systems,"and to the recognition that there may well be fundamental limits to predicting the weather.

One of the very few books covering 20th century meteorology, this text is an excellent supplement to any course in general meteorology, forecasting, or history of science.

Key Features

* Provides a narrative account of the growth of meteorology in the 20th century

* Explains how forecasting the weather became a physics-based science

* Studies the impact of the computer on meteorology and thus provides an example of science transformed by the computer

* Describes three traditions in meteorology:

* The empirical tradition of gathering data and making inferences

* A theoretical tradition of explaining atmospheric motions by means of the laws of physics

* The practical tradition of predicting the weather

* Analyzes the increasing role of calculation within each of the traditions and explains how electronic digital computers made possible many connections between traditions

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of the very few books covering 20th century meteorology, this text is an excellent supplement to any course in general meteorology, forecasting, or history of science.

Synopsis:

During the course of this century, meteorology has become unified, physics-based, and highly computational. Calculating the Weather: Meteorology in the 20th Century explains this transformation by examining the various roles of computation throughout the history of meteorology, giving most attention to the period from World War I to the 1960s. The electronic digital computer, a product of World War II, led to great advances in empirical, theoretical, and practical meteorology. At the same time, the use of the computer led to the discovery of so-called "chaotic systems" and to the recognition that there may well be fundamental limits to predicting the weather. One of the very few books covering 20th century meteorology, this text is an excellent supplement to any course in general meteorology, forecasting, or history of science.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-241) and index.

Table of Contents

e Growth of Meteorology. Meteorological Calculation in the Interwar Period. The Effect of World War II on Meteorology. Part III. The Beginning of the Computer Era in Meteorology. John von Neumanns Meteorology Project. The Acceptance of Numerical Meteorology. The Unification of Meteorology. The Recognition of Limits to Weather Prediction. Endnotes. Notes on Sources. References. Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780125151757
Author:
Nebeker, Frederik
Publisher:
Academic Press
Location:
San Diego :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Meteorology
Subject:
Methodology
Subject:
Weather
Subject:
Meteorology -- Methodology.
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Meteorology & Climatology
Subject:
General Reference
Subject:
Physics-Meteorology
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
International geophysics series ;
Series Volume:
0060
Publication Date:
19950531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
255
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in.

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"Synopsis" by , of the very few books covering 20th century meteorology, this text is an excellent supplement to any course in general meteorology, forecasting, or history of science.
"Synopsis" by , During the course of this century, meteorology has become unified, physics-based, and highly computational. Calculating the Weather: Meteorology in the 20th Century explains this transformation by examining the various roles of computation throughout the history of meteorology, giving most attention to the period from World War I to the 1960s. The electronic digital computer, a product of World War II, led to great advances in empirical, theoretical, and practical meteorology. At the same time, the use of the computer led to the discovery of so-called "chaotic systems" and to the recognition that there may well be fundamental limits to predicting the weather. One of the very few books covering 20th century meteorology, this text is an excellent supplement to any course in general meteorology, forecasting, or history of science.

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