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Did they catch the ferry?

Wahl Jan

in Carl Theodor Dreyer and Ordet: My Summer with the Danish Filmmaker

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813136189
eISBN:
9780813141176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136189.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The final chapter details the end of Wahl's summer with Dreyer. He describes the feast cooked by Ebba Dreyer the night before he leaves Denmark. Wahl chooses to leave because of Dreyer's need to work ... More


Authors of the Storm: Meteorologists and the Culture of Prediction

Gary Fine

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226249520
eISBN:
9780226249544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226249544.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Whether it is used as an icebreaker in conversation or as the subject of serious inquiry, “the weather” is one of the few subjects that everyone talks about. And though we recognize the faces that ... More


A feeling for atmosphere

Wahl Jan

in Carl Theodor Dreyer and Ordet: My Summer with the Danish Filmmaker

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813136189
eISBN:
9780813141176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136189.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As the production crew awaits appropriate weather conditions, Dreyer confides in Wahl his anxiety over the day's cloudy atmosphere. He tells Wahl that it is difficult for him to sleep at night ... More


Film

Christopher Gair

in The American Counterculture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619887
eISBN:
9780748671137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619887.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the concluding chapter, the focus remains on Hollywood representations of the counterculture. The chapter suggests, however, that from the mid-1960s, many counterculture-inflected actors, ... More


:: A Changing Atmosphere: From Developmental to Operational Numerical Weather Prediction (1952–1955)

Kristine C. Harper

in Weather by the Numbers: The Genesis of Modern Meteorology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083782
eISBN:
9780262274982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083782.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter details the progress toward operational numerical weather prediction. All three weather services—the Navy, the Air Force, and the Weather Bureau—which were members of the Joint ... More


:: A New Atmosphere

Kristine C. Harper

in Weather by the Numbers: The Genesis of Modern Meteorology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083782
eISBN:
9780262274982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083782.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The opening of the new Joint Numerical Weather Prediction Unit marked the end of the preliminary research period, but it was just the beginning of the worldwide spread of numerical weather ... More


US Congress: Controlling Weather Control

Kristine C. Harper

in Make It Rain: State Control of the Atmosphere in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226437231
eISBN:
9780226437378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226437378.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses how US congressmen, especially Senator Clinton P. Anderson of New Mexico, attempted to regulate weather control as a potential weapon to use offensively against enemies, ... More


A Public Science

Gary Alan Fine

in Authors of the Storm: Meteorologists and the Culture of Prediction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226249520
eISBN:
9780226249544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226249544.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter focuses on the organizational features of meteorology, particularly the position of operational meteorology as government-sponsored activity. The organization of operational meteorology ... More


Giant Brains

James Lawrence Powell

in Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164481
eISBN:
9780231538459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164481.003.0034
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter looks at the use of digital computers by scientists to solve the complex equations needed for numerical weather prediction. The first attempts used the ENIAC (Electronic Numerical ... More


ENIAC Settles Down to Work

Thomas Haigh, Mark Priestley, and Crispin Rope

in Eniac in Action: Making and Remaking the Modern Computer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262033985
eISBN:
9780262334426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033985.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

ENIAC’s new configuration was stabilized with further tweaks over the summer of 1948. Over the next seven years it ran more than a hundred different applications, and was gradually transformed from ... More


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