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Petterssen, Sverre 1898-1974

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Works: 78 works in 332 publications in 10 languages and 3,355 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Observations 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Introduction to meteorology by Sverre Petterssen( Book )

73 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

INTRODUCTION TO METEOROLOGY by SVERRE PETTERSSEN. Preface: The aim of this book is to present in an elementary manner the basic principles of modern meteorology. Intended for students without previous acquaintance with the subject, it is written in response to a demand for a nontechnical text to serve the many short and elementary courses in meteorology already in progress in the United States. It is written more for the purpose of creating interest and background than for furnishing a technical and detailed discussion of the various branches of meteorology. For this reason the use of calculus in the presentation of meteorological theories has been avoided. Actually, this book is an expansion of a chapter on meteorology written for the British Empire edition and the American edition of Weemss Air Navigation and an abbreviation of the authors recent book Weather Analysis and Forecasting. 1 However, this book is not addressed specifically to pilots or weather forecasters, although its leaning is decidedly toward synoptic and aeronautical meteorology. On account of its elementary character, the text does not contain references to meteorological journals and papers. Instead, a list of advanced textbooks is included to assist the reader in finding more advanced literature on meteorology. The authors warm thanks go to Miss Margaret Whitcomb for her valuable assistance in revising the text, preparing the diagrams and tables, proofreading, and indexing. SVERRE PETTERSSEN. Contents include: PREFACE v INTRODUCTION 1 CHAPTER I. THE ATMOSPHERE 3 Composition Impurities Structure Stratification. II. OBSERVATIONS AND INSTRUMENTS 10 The Mercurial Barometer Pressure Pressure Units Variation in Pressure with Elevation The Aneroid Barometer-The Barograph The Altimeter Temperature The Thermo graph-Humidity Humidity Instruments Meteorographs, Wind Direction and - Velocity-Pilot Balloon Observations Classification of Clouds Fog and Mist Haze Precipitation Clouds and Precipitation Cloudiness Ceiling Visibility Use of Meteorological Observations. III. EVAPORATION, CONDENSATION, AND PRECIPITATION 43 Evaporation Nuclei of Condensation the Condensation Process The Precipitation Process. IV. ADIABATIC TEMPERATURE CHANCES 49 The Gas Law The First Law of Thermodynamics Adiabatic Processes Ascent and Descent of Nonsaturated Air Ascent and Descent of Saturated Air The Adiabatic Chart Potential Temperature Evaluation of the Condensation Level. V. STABILITY AND INSTABILITY 61 Definitions Nonsaturated Air-Saturated Air Conditional Instability Convective Instability. VI. TEMPERATURE VARIATIONS AND THEIR RELATION TO THE WEATHER PHENOMENA 68 Sources of Heat Radiation Transfer of Heat Vertical Mixing - Horizontal Mixing Heating and Cooling of Air over Land Heating and Cooling of Air over Oceans Heating and Cooling of Traveling Air Masses Convection Convective Clouds Thunderstorms Inversions Formation of Fog Diurnal Variation of Fog over Snow-covered ground Classification of Fog Distribution of Fog Ice Accretion
Weather analysis and forecasting by Sverre Petterssen( Book )

19 editions published between 1956 and 1965 in English and Russian and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weather analysis and forecasting : a textbook on synoptic meteorology by Sverre Petterssen( Book )

37 editions published between 1940 and 1965 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Air-mass characteristics. Stability and instability in relation to weather phenomena. Production and transformation of air masses. Kinematic analysis: wind and pressure. Kinematic analysis: frontogenesis. Frontal characteristics. Waves and cyclones. Isentropic analysis. Forecasting of displacement of pressure systems, fronts, and air masses. Deepening and filling. The technique of analysis and forecasting
Cloud and weather modification: a group of field experiments by American Meteorological Society( Book )

5 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The objects of the American Meteorological Society are "the development and dissemination of knowledge of meteorology in all its phases and applications, and the advancement of its professional ideals." The organization of the Society took place in affiliation with the American Association for the Advancement of Science at Saint Louis, Missouri, December 29, 1919, and its incorporation, at Washington, D. C., January 21, 1920. The work of the Society is carried on by the Bulletin, the Journal, and Meteorological Monographs, by papers and discussions at meetings of the Society, through the offices of the Secretary and the Executive Secretary, and by correspondence. All of the Americas are represented in the membership of the Society as well as many foreign countries
Introducción a la meteorología by Sverre Petterssen( Book )

27 editions published between 1946 and 1976 in Spanish and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La atmosfera. Las observaciones y los instrumentos. Evaporacion, condensacion y precipitacion. Los cambios adiabaticos de temperatura. Estabilidad e inestabilidad. Las variaciones de temperatura en relacion a los fenomenos del tiempo. Los vientos. Las masas de aire. Los frentes. Los ciclones y anticiclones. El analisis del tiempo. El pronostico del tiempo. Ejemplos de cartas del tiempo. Nociones de climatologia. Resena de la historia de la meteorologia
Meteorology of the Arctic by Sverre Petterssen( Book )

3 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kinematical and dynamical properties of the field of pressure with application to weather forecasting by Sverre Petterssen( Book )

6 editions published between 1933 and 1935 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meteorological research reviews : summaries of progress from 1951 to 1955 by H. E Landsberg( )

6 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The objects of the American Meteorological Society are "the development and dissemination of knowledge of meteorology in all its phases and applications, and the advancement of its professional ideals." The organization of the Society took place in affiliation with the American Association for the Advancement of Science at Saint Louis, Missouri, December 29, 1919, and its incorporation, at Washington, D.C., January 21, 1920. The work of the Society is carried on by the Bulletin, the Journal, and Meteorological Monographs, by papers and discussions at meetings of the Society, through the offices of the Secretary and the Executive Secretary, and by correspondence. All of the Americas are represented in the membership of the Society as well as many foreign countries
... Some aspects of formation and dissipation of fog. With 8 figures in the text by Sverre Petterssen( Book )

6 editions published in 1939 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... Contribution to the theory of convection. With 13 figures in the text by Sverre Petterssen( Book )

6 editions published in 1939 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weather analysis and forecasting by Sverre Pettersen( Book )

5 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weather analysis and forecasting by Sverre Petterssen( Book )

17 editions published between 1940 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research aspects of the World Weather Watch by Sverre Petterssen( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in weather analysis and forecasting. Final report under Contract AF 19(604)-1293 by Sverre Petterssen( Book )

8 editions published between 1957 and 1963 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contents: Heat Exchange and Cyclone Development on the North Atlantic Ocean; An Experiment in Computation of Precipitation; On the Vertical Circulation Produced by Release of Latent Heat in a Static and Quasi-Geostrophic Atmosphere; A Note on the Use of Sea-Surface Temperatures in Synoptic Weather Analysis; An Investigation of Colorado Cyclones; A Modified Sigma System of Coordinates; An Investigation of the Structure of Cloud and Weather Systems Associated with Cyclones in the United States; An Investigation pf Pre-Frontal Precipitation Zones; A Contribution to the Climatology of the Arctic Stratosphere; On the Placement of the Tropopause in the Antarctic
Convection in theory and practice by Sverre Petterssen( Book )

5 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contribution to the theory of frontogenesis by Sverre Petterssen( Book )

4 editions published in 1936 in English and German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fronts and frontogenesis in relation to vorticity by Sverre Petterssen( Book )

3 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weather analysis and forecasting by Sverre Petterssen( Book )

6 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weather observations, analysis, and forecasting by Sverre Petterssen( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kan jordens klima forandres for å öke matproduksjonen for jordens voksende befolkning? : föredrag hållet vid finska vetenskaps-societetens sammanträde den 13 april 1964 by Sverre Petterssen( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in Swedish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Petterssen, S.

Petterssen, Sverre

Petterssen, Sverre, 1898-

Sverre Petterssen Noors meteoroloog (1898-1974)

Sverre Petterssen Norwegian meteorlogist

Sverre Petterssen norwegischer Meteorologe

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