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Weather and Society: Toward Integrated Approaches

Weather and Society: Toward Integrated Approaches

Eve Gruntfest

ISBN: 978-0-470-66984-6

Mar 2018, Wiley-Blackwell

232 pages

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$80.00

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Weather and Society: Toward Integrated Approaches provides the first interdisciplinary approach to the subject of weather and society. This guide to the evolving set of problem-solving approaches to weather’s societal issues successfully integrates social science’s techniques, concepts and methodologies into meteorological research and practice. Drawing especially on the work of the WAS*IS workshops (Weather and Society * Integrated Studies), this important reference offers a framework for starting to understand how the consideration of societal impacts can enhance the scientific disciplines that address the scope and impacts of weather, particularly meteorology. Filled with tools, concepts, case studies and helpful exercises, this resource:

  • Lays the groundwork for conducting interdisciplinary work by learning new strategies and addressing typical challenges
  • Identifies leaders of the movement to integrate social science and meteorology and highlights their contributions
  • Includes discussion of such tools as Geographic Information Systems, survey design, focus groups, participatory research and interviewing techniques and concepts
  • Reveals effective integrated research and applications though real-world examples in a global context
  • Helps to identify ways to pursue research, application, and educational opportunities for integrated weather-society work 

Weather and Society is a hands-on guide for academics, students and professionals that offers a new approach to the successful integration of social science concepts and methodologies into the fabric of meteorological research and practice.

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Acknowledgements 4

Preface 6

1 THE NEED FOR INTEGRATED APPROACHES TO WEATHER AND SOCIETY 8            

2 HISTORY OF THE MOVEMENT TO INTEGRATE SOCIAL SCIENCE INTO ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE  37

3 SOCIAL SCIENCE PARTNERS AND THE WEATHER/SOCIETY WORK THEY DO 68

4 THIRTEEN PROFILES OF LEADERS IN WEATHER AND SOCIAL SCIENCE 112

5 MOVING TOWARD INTEGRATED WEATHER AND SOCIETY RESEARCH AND PRACTICE - A NEW PARADIGM 141

6 WAYS TO BE PART OF THE TRANSFORMATION TO INTEGRATED WEATHER STUDIES 164

REFERENCES 204

APPENDICES 222