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From Decoding Turbulence to Unveiling the Fingerprint of Climate Change

Klaus Hasselmann—Nobel Prize Winner in Physics 2021

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  • Presents the oeuvre of Klaus Hasselmann, one of the leading figures of 20th century climate science
  • Shows how weather shapes the sea
  • Provides insight into factors governing and principles for observing ocean waves
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Table of contents (5 chapters)


About this book

This open access book serves as a reference for the key elements and their significance of Klaus Hasselmann's work on climate science and on ocean wave research, all based on a rigorous and deeply physical thinking. It summarizes the original articles (mostly from the 1970 and 1980s; some of which are hard to find nowadays) and brings them in a present-day context. From 1975 until 2000, he was (founding) Director of the Max Planck Institute of Meteorology, which he made to one of the world-leading academic institutions. He first made the issue of anthropogenic climate change accessible to analysis and prediction and later transformed climate science into a significant factor in forming public policy. The book is written by co-workers and colleagues of Klaus Hasselmann, who—many under his immediate supervision—joined him in this effort. With this background, they present the key achievements and assess the significance of these for the present state of knowledge and scientific practice.

Authors and Affiliations

  • Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany

    Hans von Storch

About the author

Hans von Storch is a German climate scientist. He was a Professor at the Meteorological Institute of the University of Hamburg, and director of the Institute for Coastal Research at the Helmholtz Research Centre in Geesthacht, Germany. He worked at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology and headed its Statistical Analysis and Modelling research group. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: From Decoding Turbulence to Unveiling the Fingerprint of Climate Change

  • Book Subtitle: Klaus Hasselmann—Nobel Prize Winner in Physics 2021

  • Authors: Hans von Storch

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  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-91715-9Published: 03 June 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-91718-0Published: 03 June 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-91716-6Published: 01 June 2022

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XI, 315

  • Number of Illustrations: 115 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Climate, general, Oceanography, Atmospheric Sciences

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