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By Don Rittner

Designed for prime tuition via early students, A to Z of Scientists in climate and weather is a perfect reference of amazing female and male scientists within the box of meteorology and climate technology. Focusing totally on these ancient figures whose contributions have outlined the way in which glossy meteorologists comprehend weather, climate, and the ambience, this quantity of the awesome Scientists sequence presents an array of data in regards to the lives and stories of vital scientists, around the globe, from precedent days to the 20 th century. Containing greater than one hundred sixty entries and nearly 50 black-and-white pictures, this quantity emphasizes the chosen scientists' contributions to the sector in addition to his or her influence at the scientists who've come later. The ebook has a basic creation that explains who used to be selected for inclusion and why; a listing of entries; the entries themselves; indexes by way of box of specialization, nationality, and topic sector; a bibliography; and an index.

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In applied math in 1968, the same year he married Barbara Haak. D. S.

He married Patricia Brown in 1976; they have two children. D. in water resources and hydrology in 1975. After spending summers as a computer programmer in business applications, Bras began his research career in his area of interest: hydrology. His first paper, coauthored with F. E. ” Published in 1975 in the Journal of Hydraulics, this paper quantified how urbanization increases downstream frequency and peak of floods. Bras has made several discoveries in the development of real-time flood forecasting and distributed rainfall-runoff models.

The Bjerknes family moved to Christiania (now Oslo), Norway, in 1907 as Vilhelm became chair at the university, but they moved again in 1913 to Leipzig, Germany. Jacob Bjerknes stayed in Christiania to finish college in 1916 and begin science studies at the Norwegian University. Three years later, he went to Leipzig to join his family and assist his father. Along with him went another Norwegian student, Halvor Solberg. When a German doctoral student, Herbert Petzold, was killed in 1916, Bjerknes took over his research area of convergence lines in the wind field and made the important discoveries that convergence lines may be thousands of kilometers long, that they drift eastward, and that they are connected with clouds and precipitation.

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