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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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(p.1) Introduction
Weather by the Numbers

Kristine C. Harper

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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 a sophisticated science by 1955; (ii) to explore the role of national styles in scientific development and practice; (iii) to highlight the importance of Carl-Gustav Rossby as the leader of a research school that profoundly influenced twentieth-century meteorology; and (iv) to give a rightful place to the control of nature as a guiding influence for the Meteorology Project. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   American meteorology, Carl-Gustav Rossby, Meteorology Project, scientific development

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