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IAMAS: a century of international cooperation in atmospheric sciences

MacCracken, Michael C. and Volkert, Hans (2019) IAMAS: a century of international cooperation in atmospheric sciences. History of Geo- and Space Sciences, 10 (1), pp. 119-136. COPERNICUS. DOI: 10.5194/hgss-10-119-2019 ISSN 2190-5010

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/hgss-10-119-2019

Abstract

The International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS) was founded in 1919 as the Section of Meteorology of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG). Significant advances over human history, particularly during the 19th century, in the gathering, communication, assembly and analysis of observations of the changing weather and in theoretical understanding of the fundamental physical relationships and processes governing atmospheric circulation had been driven by the need for improved weather and climate forecasts to support the expansion of global trade, better public warnings of extreme weather, and safer and more effective military operations. Since its foundation, in parallel and cooperation with intergovernmental development under the auspices of what is now the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), IAMAS and its 10 international commissions have provided the international organizational framework for the convening of the general and scientific assemblies and other meetings that bring together expert scientists from around the world to further advance scientific understanding and prediction of the behaviour of the atmosphere and its connections to and effects on other components of the Earth’s intercoupled geophysical System.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/127196/
Document Type:Article
Additional Information:Contribution to HGSS-Special issue "IUGG: from different sphere to a common globe". The second pdf-file contains a reprint including the cover of the special issue.
Title:IAMAS: a century of international cooperation in atmospheric sciences
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
MacCracken, Michael C.Climate Institute, Washington, D.C., USAUNSPECIFIED
Volkert, HansDLR, IPAUNSPECIFIED
Date:16 April 2019
Journal or Publication Title:History of Geo- and Space Sciences
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:10
DOI :10.5194/hgss-10-119-2019
Page Range:pp. 119-136
Publisher:COPERNICUS
ISSN:2190-5010
Status:Published
Keywords:History of science, atmospheric research, international commissions
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Atmosphären- und Klimaforschung
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Transport Meteorology
Deposited By: Volkert, Dr. Hans
Deposited On:18 Apr 2019 11:20
Last Modified:19 Jun 2019 10:49

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