Winds of Change
Fifty Years of Achievements in the CSIRO Division of Atmospheric Research 1946-1996
Describes the evolution and development of CSIRO Division of Atmospheric Research research throughout the years.
This book describes the evolution and development of the Division's research throughout the years and the ways in which scientists responded to the needs of the community. Winds of Change also presents a very human face of science, chronicling the personalities, and the highs and lows of scientific research.
No longer available in a print edition.
" . . . will be of interest to a wide range of meteorologists, to other scientists and to historians, both in Australia and overseas. Its significant contribution to the history of meteorology in Australia will also deserve a place on the shelves of many Australian and overseas libraries."
Bill Gibbs, Australian Meteorological Magazine Volume 48, No. 2, June 1999
DetailsePDF | January 1998
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
ContentsForeword Acknowledgements Preface
Chapters: The Beginning
Meteorology in CSIR The first research plans First appointments Research begins
Consolidation Cold fronts and sea breezes Monitoring moisture, fighting frost Probing the lower atmosphere Measuring solar and thermal radiation Measuring ozone in the upper atmosphere Recorders, radars and radiometers
Expansion Meteorology: from smallest to largest scales Modelling the atmosphere: computers and water tanks Ozone: high and low Tracking radioactive fallout Carbon dioxide studies begin The growth of aircraft experiments The great outdoors Development of instruments for field experiments
Broadened Horizons The atmosphere and the oceans in a tank of water Outstanding in the field What goes up . . . Regional meteorology Theories of atmospheric motion Climate change: natural and unnatural Research active and passive: remote sensing Chemistry of the atmosphere
Capitalising on Investments Meteorology: observations and models Urban and regional air pollution Dynamics of the atmosphere Land, air and space: remote sensing The changing composition of the atmosphere Clouds and precipitation Climate modelling and impacts Epilogue