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Cultures of prediction in atmospheric and climate science : epistemic and cultural shifts in computer-based modelling and simulation / edited by Matthias Heymann, Gabriele Gramelsberger and Martin Mahony.

Contributor(s): Heymann, Matthias [editor.] | Gramelsberger, Gabriele [editor.] | Mahony, Martin (Environmental scientist) [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Earthscan from Routledge; Routledge environmental humanities.Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017Description: xvi, 256 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781138222984 (hardback).Subject(s): Climatology -- Mathematical models | Climatic changes -- Mathematical models | Synoptic climatology | Weather forecastingDDC classification: 551.5011 CUL
Contents:
1.Introduction /​ Martin Mahony 2.Key characteristics of cultures of prediction /​ Martin Mahony pt. I Junctions: Science and politics of prediction 3.Calculating the weather: Emerging cultures of prediction in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Europe /​ Gabriele Gramelsberger 4.Which design for a weather predictor? Speculating on the future of electronic forecasting in post-war America /​ Christoph Rosol 5.A new climate Hubert H. Lamb and boundary work at the UK Meteorological Office /​ Janet Martin-Nielsen 6.From heuristic to predictive: Making climate models into political instruments /​ Nils Randlev Hundebøl 7.How to develop climate models? The "gamble" of improving climate model parameterizations /​ Helene Guillemot pt. II Challenges and debates: Negotiating and using simulation knowledge 8.The (re)emergence of regional climate: Mobile models, regional visions and the government of climate change /​ Martin Mahony 9.Bellwether, exceptionalism, and other tropes: Political coproduction of arctic climate modeling /​ Sverker Sorlin 10.From predictive to instructive: Using models for geoengineering /​ Markus Quante 11.Validating models in the face of uncertainty: Geotechnical engineering and dike vulnerability in the Netherlands /​ Matthijs Kouw 12.Tracing uncertainty management through four IPCC Assessment Reports and beyond /​ Catharina Landstrom 13.The future face of the Earth: The visual semantics of the future in the climate change imagery of the IPCC /​ Birgit Schneider.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1.Introduction /​ Martin Mahony
2.Key characteristics of cultures of prediction /​ Martin Mahony
pt. I Junctions: Science and politics of prediction
3.Calculating the weather: Emerging cultures of prediction in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Europe /​ Gabriele Gramelsberger
4.Which design for a weather predictor? Speculating on the future of electronic forecasting in post-war America /​ Christoph Rosol
5.A new climate Hubert H. Lamb and boundary work at the UK Meteorological Office /​ Janet Martin-Nielsen
6.From heuristic to predictive: Making climate models into political instruments /​ Nils Randlev Hundebøl
7.How to develop climate models? The "gamble" of improving climate model parameterizations /​ Helene Guillemot
pt. II Challenges and debates: Negotiating and using simulation knowledge
8.The (re)emergence of regional climate: Mobile models, regional visions and the government of climate change /​ Martin Mahony
9.Bellwether, exceptionalism, and other tropes: Political coproduction of arctic climate modeling /​ Sverker Sorlin
10.From predictive to instructive: Using models for geoengineering /​ Markus Quante
11.Validating models in the face of uncertainty: Geotechnical engineering and dike vulnerability in the Netherlands /​ Matthijs Kouw
12.Tracing uncertainty management through four IPCC Assessment Reports and beyond /​ Catharina Landstrom
13.The future face of the Earth: The visual semantics of the future in the climate change imagery of the IPCC /​ Birgit Schneider.

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