Introduction to Weather and Climate

Introduction to - Introduction to Weather and Climate(Lecture 1 How Weather Affects Our Lives Human beings Commerce Food prices Weather Climate

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Introduction to Weather and Climate (Lecture 1) How Weather Affects Our Lives Human beings Commerce Food prices Weather, Climate, Meteorology and the Atmosphere LOOK UP TERMS History of meteorology 340 B.C. Aristotle created works entitled “Meterologia” (very speculative and erroneous – works accepted without reservation for about 2000 years) 1593 thermometer developed (Gollen) 1643 barometer (Torricelli) Telegraph 1870s division of telegrams and reports for the benefit of commerce under signal corporation (Department of War) 1891 Civilian US Weather Bureau developed in Department of Agriculture 1920 air mass/frontal theories developed by Norwegians 1936 Elvis’ hometown Tupelo, Mississippi was hit by a level 4 tornado 1880s-1940s illegal to say tornado 1940s aviation (WWII) upper air balloons and atmosphere multidimensional view of atmosphere 1950s high speed computers developed (age of atmospheric modeling begins) 1957 conventional radars developed 1960 first weather satellite TIROS I 1970 U.S. Weather Bureau name changed to the National Weather Service still
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This note was uploaded on 07/21/2008 for the course GRG 301K taught by Professor Kimmel during the Summer '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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