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Air Apparent : How Meteorologists Learned to Map, Predict, and Dramatize Weather. xiv

Air Apparent : How Meteorologists Learned to Map, Predict, and Dramatize Weather. xiv - 99 edition

Air Apparent : How Meteorologists Learned to Map, Predict, and Dramatize Weather. xiv - 99 edition

ISBN13: 9780226534237

ISBN10: 0226534235

Air Apparent : How Meteorologists Learned to Map, Predict, and Dramatize Weather. xiv by Mark Monmonier - ISBN 9780226534237
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Published: 1999
International: No
Air Apparent : How Meteorologists Learned to Map, Predict, and Dramatize Weather. xiv by Mark Monmonier - ISBN 9780226534237

ISBN13: 9780226534237

ISBN10: 0226534235

Edition: 99

Summary

Weather maps have made our atmosphere visible, understandable, and at least moderately predictable. In Air Apparent Mark Monmonier traces debates among scientists eager to unravel the enigma of storms and global change, explains strategies for mapping the upper atmosphere and forecasting disaster, and discusses efforts to detect and control air pollution. Fascinating in its scope and detail, Air Apparent makes us take a second look at the weather map, an image that has been, and continues to be, central to our daily lives.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments

1. Seeing and Forecasting
2. Seeing and Understanding
3. Weather by Wire
4. Looking Up
5. Looking Ahead
6. Downwind Dangers
7. Looking Down
8. Looking Around
9. Spreading the News
10. Weather Channels and Web Sites
11. Hindsight As Insight
12. Managed Myopia

Appendix: Web-site Addresses
Notes
Index