Cultures of Prediction in Atmospheric and Climate Science Epistemic and Cultural Shifts in Computer-based Modelling and Simulation Routledge Environmental Humanities Series
Coordonnateurs : Heymann Matthias , Gramelsberger Gabriele, Mahony Martin
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.
- Key characteristics of cultures of prediction
Matthias Heymann, Gabriele Gramelsberger, Martin Mahony
Part I Junctions: Science and politics of prediction
- Calculating the weather. Emerging cultures of meteorological prediction in late ninetieth and early twentieth century Europe
- Which design for a weather predictor? Speculating on the future of electronic forecasting in post‐war America
5) A new climate. Hubert H. Lamb and boundary work at the UK Meteorological Office
- From heuristic to predictive. Making climate models into political instruments
Matthias Heymann, Nils Randlev Hundebøl
- How to develop climate models? The "gamble" of improving climate model parameterizations
- The (re)emergence of regional climate. Mobile models, regional visions and the government of climate change
- Bellwether, exceptionalism, and other tropes. Political coproduction of arctic climate modeling
Nina Wormbs, Ralf Döscher, Annika E. Nilsson, Sverker Sörlin
- From predictive to instructive. Using models for geo engineering
Johann Feichter, Markus Quante
- Validating models in the face of uncertainty. Geotechnical engineering and dike vulnerability in the Netherlands
- Tracing uncertainty management through four IPCC Assessment Reports and beyondCatharina Landström
- The future face of the Earth. The visual semantics of the future in the climate change imagery of the IPCC
Part II Challenges and debates: Negotiating and using simulation knowledge
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