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A Memoir
David Atlas
Copyright: 2001
ISBN: 9781878220462
List Price: $59.99

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Pages: 144
Language: English
Publisher: American Meteorlogical Society
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David Atlas, one of the founding fathers of radar meteorology, solved many puzzles and invented numerous techniques that transformed a fledgling application into a vital scientific and operational tool. This is the story of his incredible career in his own words.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. A Memoir--Why?

Chapter 2. Early Years

Chapter 3. All Weather Flying Division, 1945-48

Chapter 4. Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories, Geophysics Research Directorate1948-66

Chapter 5. The University of Chicago

Chapter 6. The National Center for Atmospheric Research1972-1977

Chapter 7. American Meteorological Society

Chapter 8. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Goddard Laboratory for Atmospheric Sciences, 1977-84

Chapter 9. The Wanderer, 1984-2000

Chapter 10. The Battan Memorial 40th Anniversary Conference on Radar Meteorology and the Conference Book Radar in Meteorology

Chapter 11. Radar Detection of Low Level Wind Shear

Chapter 12. Some Thoughts on Science Management

Chapter 13. Retrospective



David Atlas

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