Further Reading

Ashford, Oliver M. Prophet—or Professor? The Life and Work of Lewis Fry Richardson. Bristol, England, and Boston: A. Hilger, 1985. This biography of Richardson describes his departure from meteorology and concentration on peace studies in his later years. Bjerknes, J., and Halvor Solberg. "Life Cycle of Cyclones and the Polar Front Theory of Atmospheric Circulation." Geofysiske publikasjoner 3(1) (1922): 1-8. This paper explains how cyclones develop, mature, and die.

Bjerknes, J. "Atmospheric Teleconnections from the Equatorial Pacific." Monthly Weather Review 97(3) (1969): 163-172. Bjerknes describes how weather phenomena in the Pacific influence weather all over the world. Bjerknes, Vilhelm. "The Structure of the Atmosphere When Rain Is Falling." Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 46 (1920): 119-130. Vilhelm Bjerknes describes the precipitation associated with lines of convergence. Eliassen, Arnt. "Jacob Aall Bonnevie Bjerknes." In Biographical Memoirs. Vol. 68. Washington, D.C.: National Academy of Sciences, 1996. Eliassen provides a short biography of Jacob Bjerknes. Hayes, Brian. "The Weatherman." American Scientist 89 (2001): 10-14. In this short article, Lewis Fry Richardson's attempt at numerical weather prediction is detailed. Hughes, Patrick. A Century of the Weather Service: A History of the Birth and Growth of the National Weather Service, 1870-1970. New York and London: Gordon and Breach, 1970. In this nicely illustrated volume the National Weather Service meteorologist Hughes discusses changes in the nation's meteorological support from its days as part of the Army Signal Corps.

Moore, Henry Ludwell. "The Origin of the Eight-Year Generating Cycle." Quarterly Journal of Economics 36(1) (1921): 1-29. Moore argues that the position of Venus influences the weather and economics.

Richardson, Lewis Fry. Weather Prediction by Numerical Process. New York: Dover, 1965. This reprint of Richardson's 1922 book explains his experiment in forecasting the weather by using equations that define atmospheric processes.

Shaw, Sir Napier. Manual of Meteorology. 4 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1926. Shaw summarizes the history and current state of the meteorology discipline.

Whitnah, Donald A. A History of the United States Weather Bureau. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1961. The historian Whitnah provides a detailed look at the evolution of the Weather Bureau and the way it supported pilots in the early days of aviation.

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