Appropriating the weather : Vilhelm Bjerknes and the construction of a modern meteorology / Robert Marc Friedman
- Friedman, Robert Marc
- Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1989.
- Physical Description:
- xx, 251 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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- APPROPRIATING THE WEATHER FOR PHYSICS A PROFESSIONAL STRATEGY (1892-1906): The rise and fall of a career in physics -- The turn to atmospheric science: contingency and necessity -- TOWARD REALIZING AN ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS THE QUEST FOR AUTHORITY AND RESOURCES (1906-1917): Bjerknes and the aerologist: the campaign for absolute units -- Bjerknes in Leipzig: resources for a shaping a new meteorology -- WARTIME EXIGENCIES PRACTICAL FORECASTING IN BERGEN AND THE ORIGINS OF A NEW CYCLONE MODEL (1917-1918): Bjerknes turns to weather forecasting -- An experiment in forecasting leads to a new cyclone model -- APPROPRIATING THE WEATHER FOR COMMERCE A METEOROLOGY FOR THE POSTWAR ERA (1919): Meteorology and the advent of commercial aviation -- The start of the Bergen school: institutional, methodological, and conceptual change -- The Bergen school's pursuit of international leadership: constituting the polar front -- RATIONALIZING THE WEATHER (1920-1925): Fishery, occlusion, and the life cycle of cyclones -- Making hay, fair-weather flying, and the origins of air-mass analysis.
- 0801420628 (alk. paper)
- "Published in cooperation with Uppsala Studies in History and Science."
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references.
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