Book ID: CBB844996573

Cultures of prediction in atmospheric and climate science: Epistemic and cultural shifts in computer-based modelling and simulation (2017)


Heymann, Matthias (Editor)
Gramelsberger, Gabriele (Editor)
Mahony, Martin (Editor)

Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group

Publication Date: 2017
Edition Details: Book Series: Earthscan from Routledge.; Routledge environmental humanities
Physical Details: xvi + 256
Language: English

In recent decades, science has experienced a revolutionary shift. The development and extensive application of computer modelling and simulation has transformed the knowledge‐making practices of scientific fields as diverse as astro‐physics, genetics, robotics and demography. This epistemic transformation has brought with it a simultaneous heightening of political relevance and a renewal of international policy agendas, raising crucial questions about the nature and application of simulation knowledges throughout public policy. Through a diverse range of case studies, spanning over a century of theoretical and practical developments in the atmospheric and environmental sciences, this book argues that computer modelling and simulation have substantially changed scientific and cultural practices and shaped the emergence of novel ‘cultures of prediction'. Making an innovative, interdisciplinary contribution to understanding the impact of computer modelling on research practice, institutional configurations and broader cultures, this volume will be essential reading for anyone interested in the past, present and future of climate change and the environmental sciences. (Amazon)

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Authors & Contributors
Edwards, Paul N.
Heymann, Matthias
Hulme, Mike
Robin, Libby
Morgan, Ruth A.
Bashford, Alison
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change
Australian Historical Studies
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
Science as Culture
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Public Understanding of Science
MIT Press
University of Chicago Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Climate and climatology
Climate change
Models and modeling in science
Computer Simulation
Earth sciences
Public understanding of science
Callendar, Guy Stewart
Gore, Albert
Time Periods
21st century
20th century, late
20th century
19th century
18th century
Islands of the Pacific
Paris (France)
Great Britain
New Orleans (Louisiana, U.S.)

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