Of Seas and Ships and Scientists

The Remarkable Story of the UK's National Institute of Oceanography 1949-1973

Author: A. S. Laughton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780718892302

Category: History

Page: 350

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A useful introduction for students of marine and environmental science, this work captures the excitement of a formative phase of scientific discoveries in the United Kingdom during and immediately following World War II.

History of the Meteorological Office

Author: Malcolm Walker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139504487

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 1339


Malcolm Walker tells the story of the UK's national meteorological service from its formation in 1854 with a staff of four to its present position as a scientific and technological institution of national and international importance with a staff of nearly two thousand. The Met Office has long been at the forefront of research into atmospheric science and technology and is second to none in providing weather services to the general public and a wide range of customers around the world. The history of the Met Office is therefore largely a history of the development of international weather prediction research in general. In the modern era it is also at the forefront of the modelling of climate change. This volume will be of great interest to meteorologists, atmospheric scientists and historians of science, as well as amateur meteorologists and anyone interested generally in weather prediction.

Encyclopedia of the Antarctic

Author: Beau Riffenburgh

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415970245

Category: History

Page: 1146

View: 5347


Antarctica is the only major part of the Earth's landmass not directly governed by one nation, but under the control of a treaty, with a multitude of acceding nations. This reference brings together large quantities of information on the wide variety of factors, issues, and individuals influencing and relating to the Antarctic.