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:: Toward a More Dynamic Atmosphere: Discipline Development in the Interwar Period (1919–1938)

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/9780262083782.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter discusses the establishment of meteorology programs, and later departments, beginning in the late 1920s. Carl-Gustav Rossby’s theoretical program at the Massachusetts Institute of ... More


Why Climate-Change Skeptics Are Wrong

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 1 begins by stressing the severity of climate change (CC) and showing how, contrary to popular belief, atomic energy is not a viable solution to ... More


NASA

James Rodger Fleming

in First Woman: Joanne Simpson and the Tropical Atmosphere

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198862734
eISBN:
9780191895340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862734.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Joanne finally found contentment and professional fulfillment at NASA, where she supervised the development and launch of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite and served as a ... More


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