Erik Conway's Atmospheric Science at NASA: A History (New Series in NASA PDF

By Erik Conway

This booklet bargains an educated and revealing account of NASA's involvement within the clinical figuring out of the Earth's surroundings.

Since the 19th century, scientists have tried to appreciate the advanced approaches of the Earth's surroundings and the elements created inside of it. This attempt has advanced with the improvement of recent applied sciences -- from the 1st instrument-equipped climate balloons to multibillion-dollar meteorological satellite tv for pc and planetary technology courses.

Erik M. Conway chronicles the background of atmospheric technological know-how at NASA, tracing the tale from its beginnings in 1958, the foreign Geophysical 12 months, via to the current, concentrating on NASA's courses and examine in meteorology, stratospheric ozone depletion, and planetary climates and international warming. however the tale is not just a systematic one. NASA's researchers operated inside a frequently politically contentious setting. even supposing environmental matters garnered powerful public and political aid within the Seventies, the next many years observed elevated competition to environmentalism as a danger to unfastened industry capitalism.

Atmospheric technological know-how at NASA severely examines this politically arguable technology, dissecting the customarily convoluted roles, explanations, and relationships of a few of the institutional actors concerned -- between them NASA, congressional appropriation committees, govt climate and weather bureaus, and the military.

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