By James Rodger Fleming
Because the alarm over worldwide warming spreads, radical principles are taking carry: if cuts in greenhouse gasoline emissions are inadequate, let's use reflective nanoparticles to bop solar without delay into house or release mirrors into orbit round the earth. shall we make clouds thicker and brighter or encompass Arctic sea ice with an incredible plastic flotilla. but whereas those proposals look edgy and fascinating, they generally attempt the bounds of clinical danger and forget the political, moral, and social outcomes of weather administration. Revisiting over a century of efforts at climate and weather keep an eye on, James Rodger Fleming indicates what can ensue while solving the sky turns into a perilous scan in pseudoscience.
Fleming's soaking up background is stuffed with scientists, infantrymen, and salesmen who're both the sufferers to hubris or have perpetuated historical climate and weather myths. Weaving jointly tales from elite technology, state of the art know-how, and pop culture, Fleming examines problems with overall healthiness and navigation within the 1830s, drought within the Nineties, plane security within the Thirties, and global clash because the Nineteen Forties. Killer hurricanes, ozone depletion, and worldwide warming gasoline the fantasies of this day. in response to archival and first learn, Fleming's compelling and hugely unique tale speaks to somebody who has a stake in maintaining the planet.
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Their results are in good agreement 1 36 ANTARCTIC METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY TABLE 6. 0 with modeling studies which were carried out more than a decade later [Parish, 1982; Parish and Bromwich, 1987]. Such sastrugi are very pronounced in Adelie Coast and can reach heights exceeding 1 m. Blowing s n o w can t r a n s p o r t large a m o u n t s of snow, and this distribution c a n h a v e great importance for glaciological studies [Radok, 1970]. It h a s b e e n de scribed as a low-level a v a l a n c h e moving slowly to the edge of the Antarctic continent and t h e n out to the o c e a n .
F o r D o m e C, n o relationship is o b s e r v e d , but a well-established d e p e n d e n c y is found for all slope stations; D80 is s h o w n as an e x a m p l e in Figure 11. Colder m o n t h s h a v e stronger w i n d s , a result t o b e e x p e c t e d . Cold t e m p e r a t u r e s normally are associated with strong inversions and h e n c e strong gravitational flow. 2. Radiative Fluxes and Surface Energy Balance During Austral s u m m e r 1985/1986 a large field p r o gram w a s carried out in Adelie C o a s t .
Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control (Columbia Studies in International and Global History) by James Rodger Fleming