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Three-dimensional model weather map device designed at Tinker Air Force Base. This device allowed forecasters at Tinker AFB to improve forecasts by allowing the visualization of weather patterns in 3-D over a fairly large area. Such a device was first devised in 1935 by I. I. Zellon, a United States Bureau meteorologist at Pittsburgh, PA. Weather Service Bull. 6, 02/25/1949. P. 13.
1949
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Weather Service Bulletin No. 8, 1949. AN/CPS-9 storm detection radar console. This console houses four cathode-ray tube indicators and a range counter: a plan-position indicator, an R-scope, and B-scope, a range-height indicator, and a counter to read accurate range.
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Radar range display of AN/CPS-9 storm detection radar system. This had a much greater range than earlier weather radars. Weather Service Bulletin No. 8, 1949. P. 10
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Weather Service Bulletin No. 8, 1949. P. 11. Final page of article on AN/CPS-9 storm detection radar.
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Weather Service Bulletin No. 8, 1949. P. 21. Cloud base and top radar indicator developed allowing cloud heights to be determined directly above the observer.
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Weather Service Bulletin No. 8, 1949. P. 22. Cloud base and top radar indicator developed allowing cloud heights to be determined directly above the observer. Shows time series of thunderstorm with cloud tops at approximately 45,000 feet.
1948, July 23
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Weather Service Bulletin No. 8, 1949. P. 22. Cloud base and top radar indicator developed allowing cloud heights to be determined directly above the observer.
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Weather Service Bulletin No. 9, 1949. P. 11. Wiresonde set AN/UMQ-4 components. This system was attached by wire to a retrievable balloon or kite which was reeled in or out to a height of approximately 1,000 feet.
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Weather Service Bulletin No. 1, 1950. Cover. Illustrating an important Air Weather Service activity, this RB-29 of the 373rd Reconnaissance Squadron is shown coming in for a landing at Kindley AFB after completing a "routine" hurricane mission.
Bermuda, Kindley Air Force Base 1949
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Propeller of an RB-29 Air Weather Service Reconnaissance aircraft flying in the eye of Typhoon Gloria as it made landfall on Okinawa. Captain Roy E. Ladd commanded the aircraft. Weather Service Bulletin No. 1, 1950. P. 50.
Japan, Okinawa 1949, July 23
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Weather Service Bulletin No. 1, 1950. P. 50. Circulation in eye of Typhoon Gloria. This was one of the earliest pictures capturing the circular nature of tropical storm circulation. Taken by T/Sgt Robert Aston, 514th Reconnaissance Squadron with K-20 camera from 10,500 feet.
1949, July 24
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Weather Service Bulletin No. 1, 1950. P. 54. A rare photo showing the Chiefs of the three major weather services together at the Thirtieth Anniversary meeting of the American Meteorological Society. L to R - Francis Reichelderfer of the USWB, Captain H. T. Orville of the Naval Weather Service, and General D. N. Yates of the Air Weather Service.
1950 January
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Weather Service Bulletin No. 2, 1950. Cover. V-2 rocket being prepared for White Sands Proving Ground. Besides weapons related research, a number of these rockets were used for meteorological research and early Earth photography from high altitude.
New Mexico, White Sands 1950 ca.
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Weather Service Bulletin No. 2, 1950. P. 6. V-2 rocket being launched at White Sands Proving Ground. Besides weapons related research, a number of these rockets were used for meteorological research and early Earth photography from high altitude.
New Mexico, White Sands 1950 ca.
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Weather Service Bulletin No. 2, 1950. P. 49 Seasonal changes in the polar ice pack. This article includes the concept that the polar ice cap was diminishing, that ice cover varies from year to year and place to place, and also included a number of photographs radar scope images showing ice at different Weather Service Bulletin No. 2, 1950.
Arctic Ocean
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Weather Service Bulletin No. 2, 1950. P. 50. Top photograph of Arctic ice from 17,000 feet taken in mid-April showing total ice coverage in area. Spider-web appearing lines actually ice ridges, sometimes up to 10 feet high. At 86 North. Bottom: Ice conditions at 73N, 128W. Photo from 17,000 feet in July. The dark spots on ice are melt pools.
Arctic Ocean
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Weather Service Bulletin No. 2, 1950. P. 51. The North Pole in July as seen from 18,000 feet.
Arctic Ocean
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Weather Service Bulletin No. 2, 1950. P. 52. Right - The North Pole in July as seen on an aircraft radarscope at 18,000 feet. Numerous openings in pack ice. Mid-September photograph from 18,000 feet at 76 N, 124W showing refreezing ice. Old floes are encased in a matrix of new ice. Melt pools have refrozen and are covered with a layer of snow.
Arctic Ocean
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Weather Service Bulletin No. 2, 1950. P. 53. Two radarscope views showing variability of sea ice conditions including numerous open leads even in December .
Arctic Ocean
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Moon beams playing on the water.
Virginia, Chesapeake Bay 2007 June 1
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Sun glint astern of the NOAA Ship THOMAS JEFFERSON. Cumulus clouds and a moderate breeze kicking up wind waves.
Virginia, Chesapeake Bay 2007 May 23
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Glorious crepuscular rays terminating on the ocean surface.
Virginia, Chesapeake Bay 2007 May 23
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Sun shining on Cape Fear River through openings in the clouds.
North Carolina, Wilmington area 2007 November
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Sunset over Long Island Sound
New York, Long Island Sound 2007 July 1
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Sunset over Long Island Sound
New York, Long Island Sound 2007 July 1
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Sunset over Long Island Sound
New York, Long Island Sound 2007 July 1
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Fog on Chesapeake Bay
Virginia, Chesapeake Bay Entrance 2007 May 11
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The view from the porthole - fog on Chesapeake Bay.
Virginia, Chesapeake Bay Entrance 2007 May 11
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No launch work today. Nasty weather on Chesapeake Bay shuts down hydrographic survey operations at least for this day.
Virginia, Chesapeake Bay Entrance 2007 April 7
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Blowing hard in Chesapeake Bay. Winds at 40 knots sustained, gusting to over 50 knots.
Virginia, Chesapeake Bay Entrance 2007 April 6
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Blowing hard in Chesapeake Bay. Winds at 40 knots sustained, gusting to over 50 knots.
Virginia, Chesapeake Bay Entrance 2007 April 6
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Blowing hard in Chesapeake Bay. Winds at 40 knots sustained, gusting to over 50 knots as shown on the anenometer readout.
Virginia, Chesapeake Bay Entrance 2007 April 6
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Criss-crossing jet contrails make a rhomboidal pattern at sunset.
Maryland, Germantown 2009 November 15
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National Geodetic Survey Remote Sensing Division image C25882325 .
Texas, Galveston Island 2008 September 14
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National Geodetic Survey Remote Sensing Division image C25882338 .
Texas, Galveston Island 2008 September 14
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National Geodetic Survey Remote Sensing Division image C25882376 .
Texas, Galveston Island 2008 September 14
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National Geodetic Survey Remote Sensing Division image C25882389 .
Texas, Galveston Island 2008 September 14
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National Geodetic Survey Remote Sensing Division image C25883805 .
Texas, Bolivar Peninsula 2008 September 14
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National Geodetic Survey Remote Sensing Division image C25883818 .
Texas, Bolivar Peninsula 2008 September 14
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National Geodetic Survey Remote Sensing Division image C25883831 .
Texas, Bolivar Peninsula 2008 September 14
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National Geodetic Survey Remote Sensing Division image C25883831 .
Texas, Bolivar Peninsula 2008 September 14
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National Geodetic Survey Remote Sensing Division image C25883843 .
Texas, Bolivar Peninsula 2008 September 14
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National Geodetic Survey Remote Sensing Division image C25883856 .
Texas, Bolivar Peninsula 2008 September 14
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National Geodetic Survey Remote Sensing Division image C25883920 .
Texas, Bolivar Peninsula 2008 September 14
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National Geodetic Survey Remote Sensing Division image C25883946 .
Texas, Bolivar Peninsula 2008 September 14
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National Geodetic Survey Remote Sensing Division image C25884675 .
Texas, Bolivar Peninsula 2008 September 14
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National Geodetic Survey Remote Sensing Division image C26177252 .
Texas, Bolivar Peninsula 2008 September 14
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Flatirons west of Boulder covered with light dusting of snow.
Colorado, Boulder
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Football field snow waves
Colorado, Vail/Beaver Creek area
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Kazak snow drainage
Colorado, Vail/Beaver Creek area

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