- From weather observations to atmospheric and climate sciences in Switzerland
- Celebrating 100 years of the Swiss Society for Meteorology
- A book of the Swiss Society for Meteorology
- Auflage: 1., 2016
- Seiten: 456 Seiten
- Abbildungen: zahlreiche Grafiken und Abbildungen, durchgehend farbig
- Format in cm: 20,0 x 24,0
- Einbandart: broschiert
- ISBN: 978-3-7281-3745-6
- Sprache: Englisch
- Publikationsart: Festschrift
- Lieferstatus: lieferbar
Weather Research, Meteorology, Atmospheric Sciences
"The book offers a snapshot of today’s meteorology and climatology, as a matter of course a bit inclined to a Swiss point of view. So it is not surprising that one of the largest chapters (33 pages) is dedicated to foehn studies. But apart from this, it is clearly demonstrated that Swiss meteorology is much more than Alpine meteorology; in fact it is a highly modern and internationally well connected science. The reviewer also appreciates that research on atmospheric composition and chemistry is seen as an integral part of atmospheric sciences. Scientists and laymen interested in the history of natural sciences find a lot of details on the development of meteorology and climate sciences in Central Europe. In covering both the development and the present state of climate sciences, the book offers a nice treatise on the emergence of modern climate sciences out of the traditional empirical climatology 100 to 150 years ago. The book is well edited and many cross-links between different chapters are made. Besides a few historic black and white drawings and photographs, the entire book is well illustrated in colour. References are given at the end of each chapter allowing for immersing oneself even deeper in the given subjects. The only features missing are indices to persons and key words mentioned in the book. The book can be highly recommended to all working or interested in atmospheric sciences and who want to pause for a moment enjoying a look back on the development of modern climate sciences which have turned out in recent decades to be so crucial for the future of our planet."
(Stefan Emeis, Die Erde, Vol. 147/3, 2016, S. 227f.)
"This book addresses a broad audience ranging from interested laymen wanting to take a first-hand glimpse on the development of meteorological science in Switzerland to graduate students or professionals intent on getting a concise overview over a well-defined research area thanks to an extensive, albeit eclectic, bibliographic list at the end of each chapter. This richly illustrated book describes the development of a process starting with original weather observations at the second half of the 19th century which ultimately leads the reader to contemporary science-based weather and climate science of predictive power that is well anchored in today’s methods and procedures of atmospheric sciences. ... This book fills a critical gap by highlighting the many natural science disciplines contributing to today’s practice of meteorology.
Both editors have succeeded in putting together a lively, fascinating yet very readable and concise account on the historic development as well as the current state-of-the-art of meteorology in Switzerland. It is probably safe to say that this book will probably not collect dust on its bookshelf owing to the risk that it will frequently be used as a fact checker by students and professionals alike."
(Michel J. Rossi, Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry, Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Switzerland)
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