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Weather by the NumbersThe Genesis of Modern Meteorology$
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Kristine C. Harper

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262083782

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262083782.001.0001

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:: Initial Atmospheric Conditions: Scientific Goals, Civilian Manpower, and Military Funding (1944–1948)

:: Initial Atmospheric Conditions: Scientific Goals, Civilian Manpower, and Military Funding (1944–1948)

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Weather by the Numbers
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Kristine C. Harper

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DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262083782.003.0005

Carl-Gustav Rossby and his colleagues shared one overriding scientific goal—to pursue basic meteorological research aimed at developing a mathematics-based theory of general circulation—which became wedded to John von Neumann’s Computer Project in early 1946. This chapter discusses how this project came into being.

Keywords:   Carl-Gustav Rossby, meteorological research, John von Neumann, Computer Project

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