Storm Watchers: The Turbulent History of Weather Prediction from Franklin's Kite to El Niño

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Storm Watchers
The Turbulent History of Weather Prediction from Franklin's Kite to El Niño

JOHN D. COX

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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  • Title Page *
  • Contents iii
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I - A Newborn Babe 3
  • 1 - Chasing the Wind 5
  • 2 - Naming the Clouds 13
  • 3 - Taking to the Air 19
  • Part II - American Storms 25
  • 4 - Walking the Path of Destruction 27
  • 5 - “the Storm Breeder” 33
  • 6 - Mapping the Storm 41
  • 7 - Setting the Stage 51
  • 8 - A Storm of Controversy 57
  • 9 - A Shy Genius 65
  • Part III - The Main Artery 73
  • 10 - Prophet Without Honor 75
  • 11 - Clouds Over Crimea 85
  • 12 - “ol' Probabilities” 91
  • 13 - Down Tornado Alley 101
  • 14 - Civilian Casualty 109
  • 15 - Taking Galveston by Storm 117
  • 16 - The Southern Oscillation 125
  • 17 - Death by Daring 135
  • Part IV - Together at the Front 145
  • 18 - The Bergen Schoolmaster 147
  • 19 - The Forecasting Factory 155
  • 20 - From Polar Front to El Niño 163
  • 21 - A Gifted Vision 171
  • 22 - Conquering the Weather Bureau 179
  • 23 - Forecasting for D-Day 189
  • Part V - Suddenly New Science 199
  • 24 - Mastering the Math 201
  • 25 - The Long Ranger 211
  • 26 - Calculating Chaos 219
  • 27 - Divining the Downburst 227
  • 28 - Out on a Limb 235
  • Bibliography 243
  • Index 247
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