Download e-book for iPad: A to Z of Scientists in Weather and Climate (Notable by Don Rittner

By Don Rittner

ISBN-10: 0816047979

ISBN-13: 9780816047970

ISBN-10: 1438109245

ISBN-13: 9781438109244

Designed for top institution 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 technological know-how. 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 remarkable Scientists sequence presents an array of data concerning the lives and experiences of vital scientists, around the globe, from precedent days to the 20 th century. Containing greater than one hundred 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 publication has a basic advent that explains who used to be selected for inclusion and why; a listing of entries; the entries themselves; indexes by means of box of specialization, nationality, and topic zone; a bibliography; and an index.

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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.

In January 1866, he published an article in the North American Review titled “Climatology of the United States (Climatic Influences as bearing on succession and reconstruction)” on his theory of what caused succession by the Southern states before the Civil War. Although he ties in climatological differences between the North and the South, the article is a basic call for human rights to former slaves, especially on the issue of voting. He writes: But arm this class with the weapon of the free citizen, as silent and more powerful than the billet of a Borgia, and at once all this is changed.

He did not attend school until he was 14 but was taught by his former-schoolteacher mother instead. Living in the rugged-winter hills of Vermont, he developed a passion for studying snowflakes with the use of a small microscope, loaned to him by his mother. It opened a new world of discovery for him. Although Johannes Kepler in 1611 published a short treatise entitled “On the Six-Cornered Snowflake,” asking why snow crystals always exhibit a sixfold symmetry, and Robert HOOKE, using a microscope, in 1665 showed their complexity in the first drawings ever, a Vermont farmer was the first to photograph thousands of them to reveal their real beauty.

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