Download A to Z of Scientists in Weather and Climate (Notable by Don Rittner PDF

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 outstanding female and male scientists within the box of meteorology and climate technology. Focusing totally on these old figures whose contributions have outlined the best way sleek meteorologists comprehend weather, climate, and the ambience, this quantity of the impressive Scientists sequence offers an array of knowledge in regards to the lives and reviews of important scientists, around the globe, from precedent days to the 20 th century. Containing greater than a hundred and sixty entries and nearly 50 black-and-white photos, this quantity emphasizes the chosen scientists' contributions to the sphere in addition to his or her impression at the scientists who've come later. The publication has a normal creation that explains who used to be selected for inclusion and why; an inventory of entries; the entries themselves; indexes by way of box of specialization, nationality, and topic region; a bibliography; and an index.

Show description

Read or Download A to Z of Scientists in Weather and Climate (Notable Scientists) PDF

Best climatology books

Die farbigen Dämmerungserscheinungen

Die Natur, die Welt, die uns umgibt, ist unermeßlich reich an Farben. Der Mensch hat seine farbige Welt selbst seit Jahrtausenden darzustel­ len versucht. Das geschah in prähistorischen Felsmalereien, während der klassischen Malereiepochen, in farbiger Plastik, in den glühenden Farben der Glasfenster romanischer und gotischer Kathedralen, in der Dichtkunst, im Feuerwerk, in der Forschung.

Remote Sensing Applications in Meteorology and Climatology

This was once the fourth postgraduate summer time university on distant sensing to be held in Dundee. those summer season faculties have been originated by means of, and proceed to stay in, the programme of EARSel (European organization of distant Sensing Laboratories) operating crew three on schooling and coaching in distant Sensing. the 1st of those summer season faculties used to be held in 1980 on "Remote Sensing in Meteorology, Oceanography and Hydrology".

Living in denial : climate change, emotions, and everyday life

International warming is the main major environmental factor of our time, but public reaction in Western international locations has been meager. Why have so few taken any motion? during this publication sociologist Kari Norgaard searches for solutions to this question.

Additional info for A to Z of Scientists in Weather and Climate (Notable Scientists)

Sample text

Atlas continues his research on the physics and dynamics of convective storms. (Courtesy of David Atlas) the outbreak of World War II, he accelerated his education, completing an entire year’s program of calculus during the summer of 1942. At the age of 18, he obtained a job on the production line making aircraft radios at Western Electric in Kearny, New Jersey. In the fall of 1942, his second application for premeteorology training for the Army Air Corps was approved, and he spent six months as an enlisted man and nine months as an aviation cadet studying meteorology.

His pioneering research revealed that different types of storms produced different kinds of snowflakes. Bentley turned his attention to the study of rain during the summer months. Meteorologists had been focusing on the study of rainfall to measure quantity and rates but not their actual morphology (form or structure). From 1898 to 1904, he made several hundred measurements of the size of raindrops from different storms, using a shallow pan of wheat flour to catch them, and published the results in the Monthly Weather Bentley, Wilson Alwyn 19 Wilson Alwyn Bentley.

He calculated the absorption coefficients of carbon dioxide and water, based on the emission spectrum of the moon, and also calculated the amount of total heat absorption and corresponding temperature change in the atmosphere of various concentrations of carbon dioxide. His prediction of a doubling of carbon dioxide from a temperate rise of 5–6°C is close to modern predictions. He predicted that increasing reliance on fossil fuel combustion to drive the world’s increasing industrialization would, in the end, lead to increases in the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere, thereby giving rise to a warming of the Earth.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.88 of 5 – based on 9 votes