The Resource The weather machine : a journey inside the forecast, Andrew Blum

The weather machine : a journey inside the forecast, Andrew Blum

Label
The weather machine : a journey inside the forecast
Title
The weather machine
Title remainder
a journey inside the forecast
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Blum
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the acclaimed author of Tubes, a lively and surprising tour of the infrastructure behind the weather forecast, the people who built it, and what it reveals about our climate and our planet. The weather is the foundation of our daily lives. It's a staple of small talk, the app on our smartphones, and often the first thing we check each morning. Yet behind these quotidian interactions is one of the most expansive machines human beings have ever constructed -- a triumph of science, technology and global cooperation. But what is this 'weather machine' and who created it? In The Weather Machine, Andrew Blum takes readers on a fascinating journey through an everyday miracle. In a quest to understand how the forecast works, he visits old weather stations and watches new satellites blast off. He follows the dogged efforts of scientists to create a supercomputer model of the atmosphere and traces the surprising history of the algorithms that power their work. He discovers that we have quietly entered a golden age of meteorology -- our tools allow us to predict weather more accurately than ever, and yet we haven't learned to trust them, nor can we guarantee the fragile international alliances that allow our modern weather machine to exist. Written with the sharp wit and infectious curiosity Andrew Blum is known for, The Weather Machine pulls back the curtain on a universal part of our everyday lives, illuminating our relationships with technology, the planet, and the global community"--Jacket
  • Weather is the foundation of our daily lives, and it's a triumph of science, technology and global cooperation. Blum takes readers on a tour of the infrastructure behind the weather forecast, the people who built it, and what it reveals about our climate and our planet. Our tools allow us to predict weather more accurately than ever, and yet we haven't learned to trust them. Blum visits old weather stations and watches new satellites blast off. He follows the dogged efforts of scientists to create a supercomputer model of the atmosphere and traces the surprising history of the algorithms that power their work. -- adapted from jacket
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blum, Andrew
Dewey number
551.63
Index
index present
LC call number
QC995.4
LC item number
.B58 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Weather forecasting
  • Meteorology
Label
The weather machine : a journey inside the forecast, Andrew Blum
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Calculation. Calculating the weather ; The forecast factories -- Observation. The weather on earth ; Looking down ; Going around ; Blasting off -- Simulation. The mountaintop ; The euro ; The app ; The good forecast -- Preservation. The weather diplomats
Control code
on1054835332
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 207 pages
Isbn
9780062368614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1054835332
Label
The weather machine : a journey inside the forecast, Andrew Blum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Calculation. Calculating the weather ; The forecast factories -- Observation. The weather on earth ; Looking down ; Going around ; Blasting off -- Simulation. The mountaintop ; The euro ; The app ; The good forecast -- Preservation. The weather diplomats
Control code
on1054835332
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 207 pages
Isbn
9780062368614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1054835332

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