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Growth and decline of a scientific specialty: The case of radar meteor research

Gilbert, GN (1977) Growth and decline of a scientific specialty: The case of radar meteor research EOS, Transactions Amercian Geophysical Union, 58 (5). pp. 273-277.

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Abstract

This article traces the rise and eventual decline of a field of research devoted to the study of meteors by radar. It shows how a new experimental tool, radar, provided the impetus for the emergence of a new scientific specialty, and how this specialty later declined after its initial problems had been solved and after most of its participants had moved on to more promising fields. Radar meteor research provides an example of how new fields grow and how scientific developments affect the research careers of scientists.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Sociology
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Gilbert, GNn.gilbert@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : May 1977
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1029/EO058i005p00273
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 14:48
Last Modified : 18 May 2017 12:59
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/814930

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