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Subjective Meteorology: A System of Mapping Personal Weather

Johanna Drucker

in SpecLab: Digital Aesthetics and Projects in Speculative Computing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226165073
eISBN:
9780226165097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226165097.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses Subjective Meteorology, a digital project at SpecLab. It explains that Subjective Meteorology was designed to demonstrate the capacity of graphical forms to be a primary mode ... More


Agricultural Drought in Indonesia

Rizaldi Boer and Arjunapermal R. Subbiah

in Monitoring and Predicting Agricultural Drought: A Global Study

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195162349
eISBN:
9780197562109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195162349.003.0037
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world and comprises 5 main islands and about 30 smaller archipelagos. In total, there are 13,667 islands and islets, of which approximately 6,000 are ... More


Aristotelian Corpuscular Theory and Andreas Libavius

in Atoms and Alchemy: Chymistry and the Experimental Origins of the Scientific Revolution

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226576961
eISBN:
9780226577036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226577036.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the early seventeenth century, Paracelsus's term spagyria—which originally emphasized analysis or Scheidung over synthesis—was subjected to linguistic analysis by the fiery polemicist Andreas ... More


The Corpuscular Theory of Daniel Sennert and Its Sources

in Atoms and Alchemy: Chymistry and the Experimental Origins of the Scientific Revolution

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226576961
eISBN:
9780226577036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226577036.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the corpuscular theory of Daniel Sennert and its sources. The chapter focuses mainly on Sennert's early publications, leading up to and including his first atomist manifesto ... More


Introduction

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/9780262083782.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This introductory chapter sets out the book’s four main goals: (i) to tell the story of American meteorology’s transformation from a discipline more art than science in the early twentieth century to ... More


:: Creating a Realistic Atmosphere (1950–1952)

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/9780262083782.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter details how the Meteorology Project tested a variety of atmospheric models. First run on Army Ordnance’s ENIAC and then on John von Neumann’s computer, the team members modified the ... 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


Knowledge of the weather in the Middle Ages: Libellus de disposicione totius anni futuri1

Marilina Cesario

in Aspects of knowledge: Preserving and reinventing traditions of learning in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780719097843
eISBN:
9781526135896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097843.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

In this chapter Marilina Cesario addresses the subject of weather forecasting in the Middle Ages as revealed in the meteorological prognostics that survive abundantly from throughout the period but ... More


Of Mites and Motes: Shakespearean Readings of Epicurean Science

Jonathan Pollock

in Spectacular Science, Technology and Superstition in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474427814
eISBN:
9781474438735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427814.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter is devoted to the rediscovery of Lucretius in the early modern period. Even though Shakespeare had no access to writings by Epicurus, there is a strong likelihood that he knew the De ... More


An Indian Official’s Trials and Struggles: 1885–7

Ruchi Ram Sahni

in A Memoir of Pre-Partition Punjab: Ruchi Ram Sahni, 1863-1948

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199474004
eISBN:
9780199089864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474004.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

In this brief chapter Ruchi Ram Sahni describes his first job after Government College, Lahore, as Assistant Meteorological Reporter to the Government of India, based first in Calcutta where he was ... More


Monitoring Agricultural Drought in South Korea

Hi-Ryong Byun and Suk-Young Hong

in Monitoring and Predicting Agricultural Drought: A Global Study

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195162349
eISBN:
9780197562109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195162349.003.0041
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

South Korea (hereinafter referred to as Korea) lies in the middle latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere. Until the 1960s, Korea was a typical agrarian country, with agriculture generating roughly ... More


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