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Spatiotemporal Data Analysis

Gidon Eshel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128917
eISBN:
9781400840632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128917.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

A severe thunderstorm morphs into a tornado that cuts a swath of destruction through Oklahoma. How do we study the storm’s mutation into a deadly twister? Avian flu cases are reported in China. How ... More


Wireless and Empire: Geopolitics, Radio Industry, and Ionosphere in the British Empire, 1918-1939

Aitor Anduaga

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562725
eISBN:
9780191721755
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562725.001.1
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book describes the complex relations between wireless and the British Empire, and draws on an broad range of unpublished manuscripts and original printed texts found in an large diversity of ... More


Government, Radio Research, and Upper Atmospheric Sciences in Britain

Aitor Anduaga

in Wireless and Empire: Geopolitics, Radio Industry, and Ionosphere in the British Empire, 1918-1939

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562725
eISBN:
9780191721755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562725.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

At the end of World War I, Britain and the US confronted a new décor of forces and power. The conflict had redesigned the geopolitical map. The truth is that the interwar years witnessed a struggle ... More


The Realist Interpretation of the Atmosphere

Aitor Anduaga

in Wireless and Empire: Geopolitics, Radio Industry, and Ionosphere in the British Empire, 1918-1939

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562725
eISBN:
9780191721755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562725.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The discovery of a clearly stratified structure of layers in the upper atmosphere has been—and still is—invoked too often as the great paradigm of atmospheric sciences in the 20th century. Behind ... More


Geophysical networks

Guido Caldarelli

in Scale-Free Networks: Complex Webs in Nature and Technology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199211517
eISBN:
9780191705984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211517.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter presents the area of river networks analysis, and provides some description of the analytical and experimental results in this field.


Introduction: Emerging Approaches to the Landscapes of the Early and Middle Woodland Southeast

Alice P. Wright and Edward R. Henry

in Early and Middle Woodland Landscapes of the Southeast

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044606
eISBN:
9780813046143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044606.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The concept of social landscapes provides an integrative and innovative framework for archaeological research in the Early and Middle Woodland Southeast. Landscape archaeology has a diverse ... More


Reading Technologies

Edward Jones-Imhotep (ed.)

in The Unreliable Nation: Hostile Nature and Technological Failure in the Cold War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036511
eISBN:
9780262341318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036511.003.0004
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the efforts to make the high-latitude ionogram legible, tracing the effects of that new legibility into wider, resonant views of the relationship between the North and ... More


The Final Confrontation

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/9780231164481.003.0016
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter looks at the final confrontation between geophysicists and paleomagnetists over the theory of continental drift. The standard historical geology textbook used in the 1950s did not ... More


All This Rubbish

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/9780231164481.003.0020
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter takes a look at some of the scientists who continued to reject continental drift. By the 1970s the majority of geologists had come to accept drift, but some never did: Walter Bucher, ... More


Edmond Halley

Allan Chapman

in Oxford Figures: Eight Centuries of the Mathematical Sciences

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681976
eISBN:
9780191761737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681976.003.0007
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

In this chapter we describe Edmond Halley’s undergraduate excursion to map the southern stars, and the establishment of his early career. We also discuss his relationship to Flamsteed, Hooke, and ... More


Pauline Oliveros: Sonosphere

Douglas Kahn

in Earth Sound Earth Signal: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520257801
eISBN:
9780520956834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257801.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Pauline Oliveros’s notion of the sonosphere is described in terms of physical energies, natural and technological factors, and esoteric and New Age beliefs, with concentration on two compositions: ... More


Aiming Guns, Recording Land, and Stitching Map to Territory: The Invention of Cartographic Grid Systems, 1914–1939

William Rankin

in After the Map: Cartography, Navigation, and the Transformation of Territory in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226339368
eISBN:
9780226339535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226339535.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Artillery in World War I was guided by the new cartographic technology of “map firing,” which required a rectangular mesh of evenly-spaced lines to be drawn on the maps used in the trenches. These ... More


Neutrons for Peace and Neutrons for War

in The Pontecorvo Affair: A Cold War Defection and Nuclear Physics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226816647
eISBN:
9780226816661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226816661.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter shows Bruno Pontecorvo's pioneering contributions to wartime research in nuclear physics, illustrating how they propelled industrial and military endeavors. Pontecorvo had become one of ... More


Epilogue

Aitor Anduaga

in Geophysics, Realism, and Industry: How Commercial Interests Shaped Geophysical Conceptions, 1900–1960

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198755159
eISBN:
9780191816529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755159.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

What do the histories of the ionosphere and the Earth’s crust have in common? Ionospheric physics and crustal seismology have parallels and dissimilarities. The epilogue explores these points of ... More


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