Eyewitness: Evolution of the Atmospheric Sciences

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Eyewitness: Evolution of the Atmospheric Sciences

Robert G. Fleagle
Copyright: 2001
ISBN: 9781878220394
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Pages: 129
Language: English
Publisher: American Meteorlogical Society
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This book describes how the atmospheric sciences were transformed in the span of the author's professional career from its origins in primitive weather forecasting to its current focus on numerical modeling of environmental change. It describes the author's observations of the role that the science of the atmosphere now plays in climate change and other issues of social and political policy.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Graduate Study

Chapter 2. Early Years at the UW

Chapter 3. Political Events at the UW

Chapter 4. Windows on National and International Affairs

Chapter 5. The Other Side of the Window

Chapter 6. Experiences on the International Stage

Chapter 7. The Global Weather Experiment

Chapter 8. Expansion of the Department

Chapter 9. UWNOAA Relationships

Chapter 10. National Academy Activities

Chapter 11. UCAR-NCAR Responsibilities

Chapter 12. AMS Activities

Chapter 13. The National Climate Program

Chapter 14. Global Environmental Change

Chapter 15. The Last Half of the Twentieth Century