Scientific Network funded by the DFG German Research Community (2010-2012). Conjoint publication of the network: Matthias Heymann (Arhus), Gabriele Gramelsberger (Berlin), Martin Mahony (London) (eds.): Cultures of Prediction (in preperation for 2015/2016).
The DFG Scientific Network “Atmosphere & Algorithms“ brouhgt together researchers from history and philosophy of atmospheric science with researchers from atmospheric science. Since forecasting algorithms have increasingly gained ground in meteorology in the 1950s and since the Charney Report posed the question of climate sensitivity in 1979, modelling has paved the way of meteorology to climate change science and policy. The goal of the network was to discuss the ongoing developments in atmospheric science (weather and climate science) due to the use of computers and algorithms and to link them with historical developments. It aimed to support scientific exchange of ideas as well as conjoint publications and research activities amongst the participants.
The network was organized by five meetings between 2010 and 2012 as well as by the mailing list AtmoAlgo.
The network was open to interested researchers and phd students from history and philosophy of atmospheric science. Therefore each meeting included a public workshop, which could be attended by interested researchers to get in contact with the network participants and projects.