Professor James Fleming is presenting a Distinguished Climate Lecture at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Center for Climate Sciences (CCS), in Pasadena, California, on June 1, 2023.
I am speaking on technology and meteorology on Feb. 2 at 12 noon EST to a satellite conference sponsored by Brandywine Photonics. You can request a link:
Interested in how technology transformed #weather #forecasting? Come register for our #webinar by weather #historian Jim Fleming on “Harry Wexler’s quest to ‘Portray everything #atmospheric, everywhere, always’ – A history of transformative weather-relevant technologies from telegraphy to #TIROS and beyond” on February 2nd at 12-noon US Eastern time. Register here: https://lnkd.in/g776CvA, for Zoom video or call-in, or request an alternative streaming link in comments below. #GroundHogsDay #MetNet
Cli-fi (climate fiction) on the big screen changes minds about real climate change, https://edition.cnn.com/2019/02/08/world/climate-change-movies-eprise/index.html
Inventing Atmospheric Science:
Gordian Knots and the Quest for Prevision
James R. Fleming
Charles A. Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, Colby College
Atmospheric researchers have long attempted to untie the Gordian Knot of meteorology—that intractable and intertwined tangle of observational imprecision, theoretical uncertainties, and non-linear influences—that, if unraveled, would provide perfect prevision of the weather for ten days, of seasonal conditions for next year, and of climatic conditions for a decade, a century, a millennium, or longer. This presentation, based on Inventing Atmospheric Science (The M.I.T. Press, 2016), examines the work of three interconnected generations of scientists and the influence of three families of transformative technologies in the first six decades of the twentieth century, from the dawn of applied fluid dynamics to the emergence, by 1960, of the interdisciplinary atmospheric sciences.
Anti-skyscapes and Anti-soundscapes: public engagements
James Rodger Fleming (Colby College)
How might we see and even listen to the climate? Historian James Fleming, author of Fixing the Sky and Inventing Atmospheric Science, and founder of the International Commission on History of Meteorology will discuss anti-skyscapes and anti-soundscapes at the Royal Anthropological Institute conference on weather and climate change at the British Museum on May 29.
Anti-skyscapes can be gloomy, menacing, and increasingly, in the case of climate change, invisible. Performance artists and environmental scientists render them and their ominous audio counterparts into tangible objects for public engagement. Professor Fleming will be available during the meeting for interviews on any aspect of weather and climate history.
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