The Stratosphere: Phenomena, History, and Relevance by Karin G. Labitzke, Harry van Loon

By Karin G. Labitzke, Harry van Loon

This ebook is meant not just for meteorologists but in addition for scientists in different fields, for lecturers, and for lay people who don't want to acquaint themselves with its subject matters via a tutorial textbook. as well as portray an image of the stratosphere, we wish to exhibit how the method of an figuring out of Nature's advanced constitution of inform is alongside; winding, unforeseen paths. before everything of the 20 th century observations have been amassing that have been necessary to knowing weather and its variability. yet they can no longer be handled systematically simply because vital hyperlinks have been lacking. between them the conclusion that there's a stratosphere or an ozone layer. while, although, one reads the medical papers from the flip of the century and judges them at the foundation of our current wisdom --which llndoubtedlr continues to be incomplete - one needs to recognize the early employees during this box for the care and mind's eye with which they approached the topic. The discoveries we describe during this booklet were very important to the development of meteorology; and it truly is apposite the following to cite Kuhn (1962) at the direction technological know-how commonly takes after a discovery.

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ABmann R. (1902): Uber die Existenz eines warmeren Luftstromes in der Hohe von 10 bis 15km. Mai 1902, XXIV, 1-10. ABmann R. (1915): Das Koniglich PreuBische Aeronautische Observatorium Lindenberg. Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, Braunschweig. , Gross H. (1899): Wissenschaftliche Luftfahrten, 1. Band: Geschichte und Beobachtungsmateria!. Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, Braunschweig. , Berson A. (1900a,b): Wissenschaftliche Luftfahrten, II. Band: Beschreibung und Ergebnisse der einzelnen Fahrten. III. Band: Zusammenfassungen und Hauptergebnisse.

20 1 Berlin and the Stratosphere His Majesty Declines due to Lack of Funds! 6) A main concern during the preparations for the expedition was of course to obtain the necessary money. The estimated amount of 50,000 Mark could not possibly be taken out of the Observatory's budget ... Asmann therefore prevailed upon Berson to write a memorandum on the planned expedition. The memorandum was first of all submitted for evaluation to a scientific panel and a direct petition was sent to the Kaiser. After further recommendation by the Royal Academy of Science ...

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