Peter V. Hobbs Research on Clouds and Department of Atmospheric Sciences Precipitation: Past, Present and Future, Part IT "There's no limit to how complicated things can get, on account of one thing leading to another." E. B. White 1. Apologia cipitation that were made prior to this century. In this paper, I will list some of the notable milestones in cloud A story is told of Bertrand Russell, the famous philoso- and precipitation research since about 1950, and pher and mathematician, jumping into a taxi cab in outline some of the outstanding problems that need to London. The driver of the cab (who was a bit of a be tackled. However, before doing this, I will take a philosopher himself) recognizes the famous man and, quick look at the ways in which various segments of wishing to strike up a conversation, says over his the meteorological research community have viewed shoulder: "Well, governor, what does it all mean?" For clouds, and how these views have changed in recent the first time in his life, Russell was left speechless! times. We can sympathize with both the cab driver and his In the first half of this century, particularly in the
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Published: Feb 1, 1991
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