Papers on the History of Circulation or Dynamics
History of the Atmospheric Sciences. Contains articles by E. N. Lorenz, J.
Namias, P. D. Thompson, and letters by F. Aydelotts and J. Charney.
Hoinka, K. P. 1997. The tropopause: discovery, definition and demarcation.
Meteor.Z., 6, 281-303
J. M. Lewis. 1998. Clarifying the dynamics of the General Circulation: Phillip's 1956 Experiment. Bull. Am. Meteor. Soc.,
79 (1), 39-55.
Samelson, R. 2003. Rossby, Ertel, and Potential Vorticity.
An account of the disovery of potential vorticity by
Rossby and Ertel (9 pp, unpublished).
Persson, A. 2005 The Coriolis Effect:
Four centuries of conflict between common sense and mathematics.
History of Meteorology (2), 1-24.
Part I: A history to 1885
Persson, A. 1998. How do we understand the Coriolis force?
Bull. Am. Meteor. Soc. , 79, 1373-1385.
A history of the Coriolis force, and how it has been, or not, understood.
Dahan Dalmedico, A. 2001. History and epistemology of models: meteorology (1946-1963) as a case study.
Aubin, D. and Dahan Dalmedico, A. 2002. Writing the history of dynamical systems and chaos: Longue Duree and revolution, disciplines and cultures
It is interesting to see the perspective of science historians on our field, and the above two papers have a different flavour than the others. The paper by Aubin and D-D is really a history of chaos, not meteorology or oceanography.
about any of the above.