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Kristine
Harper
FSU
Associate Professor
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History
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Tallahassee
FL
32306
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I am retired active-duty Navy Oceanographer and Meteorologist with an MS in Meteorology and Oceanography from the Naval Postgraduate School. I spent most of my 21 years in the Navy providing operational support (weather, climate, wave/surf, acoustics, etc.) to aviation, surface, and subsurface units. Now, as a historian, I have published a book about the history of numerical weather prediction in the mid-20th century (Weather by the Numbers: The Genesis of Modern Meteorology, MIT Press, 2008), am currently finishing up a book about state-sponsored weather control during the same period, and I am starting a new project on the uses of water resources in the history of the US (e.g., availability of water, how decisions were made on its use, how those decisions enhanced or precluded other uses, policy development, etc.) So broadly I deal with the influences of weather and climate on policy decisions, and how people have attempted to control them both.
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