Storm Watchers.pdf

Storm Watchers PDF

John D. Cox

A lively, inspiring account of the pioneers who sought toaccurately predict the weather

Benjamin Franklin . . . James P. Espy . . . Cleveland Abbe . . .Carl-Gustaf Rossby . . . Jule G. Charney . . . just a few of theremarkable individuals who struggled against formidable odds tounderstand the atmosphere and predict the weather. Where they sawpatterns and processes, others saw randomness and tumult-and yetthey strove to make their voices heard, often saving lives in theprocess.

Storm Watchers takes you on a fascinating journey through time thatcaptures the evolution of weather forecasting. From the age whenmeteorology was considered one step removed from sorcery to themodern-day wizardry of supercomputers, John Cox introduces you tothe pioneering scientists whose work fulfilled an ancient dream andmade it possible to foretell the future. He tells the little-knownstories of these weathermen, such as Ptolemys weather predictionsbased on astrology, John Finleys breakthrough research inidentifying tornadoes, and Tor Bergerons new techniques of weatherforecasting, which contributed to its final worldwideacceptance.

Filled with extraordinary tales of bravery and sacrifice, StormWatchers will make you think twice the next time you turn on thelocal news to catch the weather report.

Satellites revolutionized scientists' ability to study hurricanes, providing valuable insights into what makes a storm tick. But detailed observations are limited to times when a satellite’s orbit crosses a hurricane's path. To combat this issue, NASA is experimenting with putting the same types of instruments that fly on satellites aboard Jethro Tull - Watchers On The Storm (1993, CD) | …

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