The evolution of meteorology : a look into the past, present, and future of weather forecasting

Teague, Kevin Anthony ; Gallicchio, Nicole

Wiley Blackwell
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This comprehensive review explores the evolution of the field of meteorology, from its infancy in 3000 bc, through the birth of fresh ideas and the naming of the field as a science, to the technology boom, to today. The Evolution of Meteorology reveals the full story of where meteorology was then to where it is now, where the field is heading, and what needs to be done to get the field to levels never before imagined. Authored by experts of the topic, this book includes information on forecasting technologies, organizations, governmental agencies, and world cooperative projects. The authors explore the ancient history of the first attempts to understand and predict weather and examine the influence of the very early birth of television, computers, and technologies that are useful to meteorology. This modern-day examination of meteorology is filled with compelling research, statistics, future paths, ideas, and suggestions. This vital resource: - Examines current information on climate change and recent extreme weather events - Starts with the Ancient Babylonians and ends with the largest global agreement of any kind with the Paris Agreement - Includes current information on the most authoritative research in the field of meteorology - Contains data on climate change theories and understanding, as well as extreme weather statistics and histories. This enlightening text explores in full the history of the study of meteorology in order to bring awareness to the overall path and future prospects of meteorology. (source : éditeur)

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