Full Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title A vast machine : computer models, climate data, and the politics of global warming /
Author Edwards, Paul N.
Publisher MIT Press,
Year Published 2010
OCLC Number 430736496
ISBN 9780262013925; 0262013924; 9780262518635; 0262518635
Subjects Weather forecasting. ; Climatology--History. ; Meteorology--History. ; Climatology--Technological innovations. ; Global temperature changes. ; Changement climatique. ; Météorologie. ; Contrãole météorologique. ; Climatologie. ; Histoire. ; Innovations technologiques. ; Klimaänderung.--(DE-588)4164199-1 ; Klimaschutz.--(DE-588)7547705-1 ; Computersimulation.--(DE-588)4148259-1 ; Klimawandel--Forschung. ; Klimawandel--Modell. ; Meteorologie--Statistik. ; Klimatologie--Geschichte. ; Computersimulation--Klimatologie. ; Klimatologie--Computersimulation. ; Erwärmung (Meteorologie) ; Klimatfèorändringar. ; Klimatologi--historia. ; Meteorologi--historia. ; Temperaturfèorändringar. ; Väderleksprognoser.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Table of contents http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&doc_number=019007997&line_number=0002&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA
Table of contents http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&local_base=BVB01&doc_number=019007997&line_number=0002&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ERAM  QC995 .E296 2010 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/22/2011
Collation xxvii, 518 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-507) and index.
Contents Notes Thinking globally -- Global space, universal time : seeing the planetary atmosphere -- Standards and networks : international meteorology and the Ršeau Mondial -- Climatology and climate change before World War II -- Friction -- Numerical weather prediction -- The infinite forecast -- Making global data -- The first WWW -- Making data global -- Data wars -- Reanalysis : the do-over -- Parametrics and the limits of knowledge -- Simulation models and atmospheric politics, 1960-1992 -- Signal and noise : consensus, controversy, and climate change. Edwards argues that all our knowledge about climate change comes from three kinds of computer models: simulation models of weather and climate; reanalysis models, which recreate climate history from historical weather data; and data models, used to combine and adjust measurements from many different sources.
Place Published Cambridge, Mass.
PUB Date Free Form c2010
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
LCCN 2009030678
Merged OCLC records 667877558
OCLC Time Stamp 20110214143326
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 02184cam 2200493 a 45020