Storm Watchers The Turbulent History of Weather Prediction from Franklin's Kite to el Ni�o

ISBN-10: 047138108X
ISBN-13: 9780471381082
Edition: 2002
Authors: John D. Cox
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Description: This story of the development of meteorology, from the time of Aristotle up to current-day breakthroughs in weather prediction, recounts the greatest storms in history and the quest by scientists to figure out how accurately to predict the weather.

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Book details

List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/19/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 252
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

This story of the development of meteorology, from the time of Aristotle up to current-day breakthroughs in weather prediction, recounts the greatest storms in history and the quest by scientists to figure out how accurately to predict the weather.

Introduction
A Newborn Babe
Chasing the Wind
Naming the Clouds
Taking to the Air
American Storms
Walking the Path of Destruction
"The Storm Breeder"
Mapping the Storm
Setting the Stage
A Storm of Controversy
A Shy Genius
The Main Artery
Prophet Without Honor
Clouds over Crimea
"Ol' Probabilities"
Down Tornado Alley
Civilian Casualty
Taking Galveston by Storm
The Southern Oscillation
Death by Daring
Together at the Front
The Bergen Schoolmaster
The Forecasting Factory
From Polar Front to El Nino
A Gifted Vision
Conquering the Weather Bureau
Forecasting for D-Day
Suddenly New Science
Mastering the Math
The Long Ranger
Calculating Chaos
Divining the Downburst
Out on a Limb
Bibliography
Index

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