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Campfire NP Division Campfire: History of the Scientific Understanding of Hurricanes 10 February 2021, 14:30

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NP Division Campfire: History of the Scientific Understanding of Hurricanes

Since their identification as rotating vortices, in the early 19th century, hurricanes have been the subject of scientific scrutiny, which waxes and wanes with the occurrence of the destructive storms themselves. In this talk I will review the rocky history of hurricane research including the development of false ideas, some of which persist to this day. I hope to provide a few object lessons to students on the importance and hazards of received wisdom in beginning a career in science.

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