Further Reading

Ahlmann, Hans W. Glacier Variations and Climatic Fluctuations. New York: American Geographical Society, 1953. The Swedish glaciologist probes the meaning of glacial retreat in climate fluctuation. Aspray, William. John von Neumann and the Origins of Modern Computing. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1990. Aspray discusses von Neumann's role in computer architecture, and the role of computers in numerical weather prediction in chapter 6. Ceruzzi, Paul E. A History of Modern Computing. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1998. In this scholarly yet accessible book, Ceruzzi traces the development of computing (both hardware and software) from the first electronic digital computer through the beginnings of the World Wide Web.

Landsberg, Helmut E. "Trends in Climatology." Science 128 (1958): 749758. In this article Landsberg, one of the premier climatologists of the 20th century, discusses how the science of climatology had changed and what the prospects were for climate change. Lindzen, Richard S., Edward N. Lorenz, and George W. Platzman, editors. The Atmosphere—a Challenge: The Science of Jule Gregory Charney. Boston: American Meteorological Society, 1990. This edited volume of Charney's most important papers also provides information about his life and influence on meteorology. Malone, Thomas F. Compendium of Meteorology. Boston: American

Meteorological Society, 1951. A huge undertaking, this 1,334-page volume captures the latest in meteorological thought in the 1950s. Phillips, Norman A. "The General Circulation of the Atmosphere: A Numerical Experiment." Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 82 (1956): 123-164. Phillips's groundbreaking article discusses the results of his numerical simulations of atmospheric motion.

Plass, Gilbert N. "Effect of Carbon Dioxide Variation on Climate."

American Journal of Physics 24 (1956): 376-387. Plass argues that carbon dioxide will significantly influence the global climate.

Sullivan, Walter. Assault on the Unknown: The International Geophysical Year. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1961. Sullivan, a prominent and famous New York Times reporter, wrote this book as a result of his experiences covering the IGY story.

Willett, Hurd C. "Temperature Trends of the Past Century." In Royal Meteorological Society Centenary Proceedings, pp. 195-206. London: Royal Meteorological Society, 1950. Willett examines how global temperature had changed since the mid-19th century.

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