The Weather Experiment

The Pioneers who Sought to see the Future

Author: Peter Moore

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448155975

Category: Nature

Page: 416

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**Book of the Week on Radio 4** 'Gripping' The Times 'Exhilarating' Sunday Times In an age when a storm was evidence of God’s wrath, pioneering meteorologists had to fight against convention and religious dogma to realise their ambitions. But buoyed by the achievements of the Enlightenment, a generation of mavericks set out to unlock the secrets of the atmosphere. Meet Luke Howard, the first to classify the clouds, Francis Beaufort, quantifier of the winds, James Glaisher, explorer of the upper atmosphere by way of a hot air balloon, Samuel Morse, whose electric telegraph gave scientists the means by which to transmit weather warnings, and at the centre of it all Admiral Robert FitzRoy: master sailor, scientific pioneer and founder of the Met Office. Peter Moore’s exhilarating account navigates treacherous seas, rough winds and uncovers the obsession that drove these men to great invention and greater understanding.

Experiments on the Weather

Author: Zella Williams

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404236639

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Photographs and illustrated instructions for preparing experiments relating to the weather.

Options to Ensure the Climate Record from the NPOESS and GOES-R Spacecraft

A Workshop Report

Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Space Studies Board,Panel on Options to Ensure the Climate Record from the NPOESS and GOES-R Spacecraft

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309112761

Category: Science

Page: 84

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In 2000, the nation's next-generation National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) program anticipated purchasing six satellites for $6.5 billion, with a first launch in 2008. By November 2005, however, it became apparent that NPOESS would overrun its cost estimates by at least 25 percent. In June 2006, the planned acquisition of six spacecraft was reduced to four, the launch of the first spacecraft was delayed until 2013, and several sensors were canceled or descoped in capability. To examine the impacts of these changes, particularly those associated with climate research, and ways to mitigate those impacts, NASA and NOAA asked the NRC to add this task to its ongoing "decadal survey," Earth Science and Applications from Space. The sponsors and the NRC agreed to address this task separately and to base its analysis on a major workshop. This book presents summaries of discussions at the workshop, which included sessions on the measurements and sensors originally planned for NPOESS and GOES-R; generation of climate data records; mitigation options, including the role of international partners; and cross-cutting issues.

Weather and Climate Experiments

Author: Pamela Walker,Elaine Wood

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438129076

Category: Climatology

Page: 167

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Study of the weather and climate helps students understand weather conditions and the science behind weather research. This work offers students the opportunity to carry out hands-on activities using weather instruments similar to the ones used by experts. It is suitable for both middle and high school classes.