Inventing atmospheric science bjerknes rossby wexler and the foundations of modern meteorology james rodger fleming mit press 2016 3100 296 pp isbn 978 0 262 03394 7 j ames rodger fleming of colby col lege is well known for his numerous books on the history of meteorology one of his first was meteorology in amer. In short their work will be heavily mediated by atmospheric science in inventing atmospheric science james fleming historicizes the development of that science over the first sixty years of the twentieth century by tracing the careers of three of its most famous practitioners vilhelm bjerknes carl gustav rossby and harry wexler he . Bjerknes brought us a fundamental circulation theorem and founded the bergen school of weather forecasting rossby established the graduate schools of meteorology at mit chicago and stockholm which focused on upper air dynamics and after 1947 on atmospheric environmental issues and wexler brought all the new technologies into the us . Inventing atmospheric science bjerknes rossby wexler and the foundations of modern meteorology james rodger fleming 306 pp mit press cambridge ma 2017 price 31 hardcover isbn 978 0 262 03394 7. In this book james fleming charts the emergence of the interdisciplinary field of atmospheric science through the lives and careers of three key figures vilhelm bjerknes 1862 1951 carl gustaf rossby 1898 1957 and harry wexler 1911 1962in the early twentieth century bjerknes worked to put meteorology on solid observational and
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