Wednesday 13 March is the date of the UK launch of the book “Invisible in the storm: the role of mathematics in understanding weather”. The authors are John Norbury (Oxford) and Ian Roulstone, and the publisher is Princeton University Press. It is the first book to recount the history, personalities, and ideas behind one of the greatest scientific successes of modern times — the use of mathematics in weather prediction. Although humans have tried to forecast weather for millennia, mathematical principles were used in meteorology only after the turn of the twentieth century. From the first proposal for using mathematics to predict weather, to the supercomputers that now process meteorological information gathered from satellites and weather stations, the authors narrate the groundbreaking evolution of modern forecasting.
The Princeton University Press website for the book is here.
The amazon.co.uk link to the book is here.