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History 340 B.C. Aristotle wrote “Meterologica” Birth took place as crude instruments developed during 15,16, + 1700s Progressed in 1800s with invention of the telegraph 1920 the concept of air masses and weather fronts were formulated in Norway 1940s gave a 3-dimensional view of the atmosphere with the development of the radiosonde Also saw development of RADAR for weather applications 1950s took a big leap forward with development of high speed computers and the age of numerical weather prediction was born 1960 the first weather satellite, tiros 1 was launched , ushering in space age
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Unformatted text preview: technology to meteorology Temperature Conversion from Fahrenheit to Celsius subtract 32 degrees from F, then divide by 1.8 Conversion from Celsius to Fahrenheit multiply degrees c by 1.8 then add 32 degrees Moisture Variables Relative humidity Dew point Dry bulb Wet bulb Instruments to measure variables Temperature many different forms of thermometers, from the old standard to high tech electronic Moisture also a variety of instruments...
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course MET 670 taught by Professor Arnesen during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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