The Weather Prophets: Science and Reputation in Victorian Meteorology

@article{Anderson1999TheWP,
  title={The Weather Prophets: Science and Reputation in Victorian Meteorology},
  author={K. Anderson},
  journal={History of Science},
  year={1999},
  volume={37},
  pages={179 - 216}
}
L'A. analyse les discussions relatives a la reputation et la publicite qui caracterisent la meteorologie victorienne de 1830 a 1880, en decrivant les previsions des astro-meteorologistes et le projet porte par FitzRoy et ses successeurs 

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