A Time of Turbulence

  • Helen Gavaghan

Abstract

Lucretius sought rational, deterministic explanations for the weather. These turned out to be wrong, but one suspects that the Roman philosopher may have guessed this for himself. He wrote that it was better to venture on an incorrect rational explanation than to submit to superstition: no sacrifices for him to propitiate the gods. And no sacrifices, except of time and effort, for those who during the past hundred years or so have wrestled to turn meteorology into a science.

Keywords

Europe Radar Cyclone Trench Rosen 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

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  • Helen Gavaghan

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