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HISTORY OF EUMETSATA book about the early European history of meteorological & climate monitoring satellites, of the emergence of EUMETSAT from the European Space Agency, of EUMETSAT's adoption of climate monitoring within a rewritten international convention, and of the establishment of facilities around Europe for key meteorological tasks.(2001, Darmstadt)
The book accessible above by Helen Gavaghan, author and history consultant for the project, is the first official history of the I.G.O., and is free to read on this website.
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HUMANITIESAntarctica before the Antarctic Treatyby Helen Gavaghan.Published in 2013 in Science, People & Politics
CLASSIFICATIONS IN BIOLOGY:Life, Domain, Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species.
GEOLOGICAL AGES.bya means billion years ago.
EONS: Hadean (4.6 to 4 bya), Archaen (4.0 to 2.5 bya), Proterozoic (2.5 to 0.542 bya).
Source: British Geological Survey.
ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION.The shortest wavelengths are gamma rays. The longest are radio waves, ranging from 100s to 10-thousand centimetres from peak to peak. The distance between peaks of gamma rays are billionths/millionths of centimetres. Between the two extremes lie X-rays, ultra violet, visible, infrared and microwaves.
CHEMISTRYPeriodic table at http://www.rsc.org/periodic-tableSource: Royal Society of Chemistry
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NON PPC ADVERTCLICK FOR SALES PAGE FORA history of artificial satellitesby Helen GavaghanThis is the first history of telecommunication, meteorological and navigation satellites, and is the story of scientific visionaries who created precursors of multi-billion dollar industries. Each technology can trace a history to the International Geophysical Year of 1957-1958. The stories take place the 1950s and early 1960s.
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