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NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Catalog of Images

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Lenticular clouds over the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Colorado 1975 ca.
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Sunrise. Red sky at night, sailor's delight - Red sky in morning, sailors take warning.
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Sunrise. Red sky at night, sailor's delight - Red sky in morning, sailors take warning.
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Sunset. Red sky at night, sailor's delight.NOAA Ship RONALD H. BROWN departing Boston Harbor.
Massachusetts, Boston
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Sunset. Red sky at night, sailor's delight.
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Sunset. Red sky at night, sailor's delight.
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Sunset. Red sky at night, sailor's delight.
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Sunrise.
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A fishing boat captured in a beam of light at sunrise.
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Cirrus at sea.
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Cirrus seen looking aft on the NOAA Ship RONALD H. BROWN.
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High cirrus obscured by low level bank of cumulus.
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Lenticular clouds over the South Georgia Island.
South Atlantic Ocean
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Lenticular clouds over the South Georgia Island.
South Atlantic Ocean
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Lenticular clouds over the South Georgia Island.
South Atlantic Ocean
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Helmoltz clouds giving appearance of breaking waves.
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Linearly arrayed clouds giving streaky appearance.
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Layers of fog at different levels on the Oregon coast highway.
Oregon coast 2009 April
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Sunset over the Arctic ice with shadow bands above and reflections on the water below.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea
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Bridge of NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown silhouetted in a glorious Gulf of Mexico sunset.
Gulf of Mexico
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Rogue wave sequence showing 60-foot plus wave hitting tanker headed south from Valdez, Alaska. The ship was running in about 25-foot seas when a monster wave struck it broadside on the starboard side. The sequence shows the wave striking the OVERSEAS CHICAGO, rolling over the deck, and then the ship heeling to port with water rushing off. A lesser ship could have been lost.
Alaska, Gulf of Alaska 1993 February
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Rogue wave sequence showing 60-foot plus wave hitting tanker headed south from Valdez, Alaska. The ship was running in about 25-foot seas when a monster wave struck it broadside on the starboard side. Photo #1 of sequence. Taken from bridge of OVERSEAS CHICAGO.
Alaska, Gulf of Alaska 1993 February
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Rogue wave sequence showing 60-foot plus wave hitting tanker headed south from Valdez, Alaska. The ship was running in about 25-foot seas when a monster wave struck it broadside on the starboard side. This shows the wave sweeping the deck over 60-feet above the water line. Photo #2 of sequence. Taken from bridge of OVERSEAS CHICAGO.
Alaska, Gulf of Alaska 1993 February
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Rogue wave sequence showing 60-foot plus wave hitting tanker headed south from Valdez, Alaska. The ship was running in about 25-foot seas when a monster wave struck it broadside on the starboard side. This shows the OVERSEAS CHICAGO heeled to port after the wave struck and the water rushing off off the deck. Photo #3 of sequence. The port rail is nearly dipped under.
Alaska, Gulf of Alaska 1993 February
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NOAA Ship NANCY FOSTER dwarfed by waterspout
Gulf of Mexico 2009 Summer
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Image of sun
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Winter snow at headquarters of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.
Massachusetts, Cape Cod
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Cover of Volume 1, No. 1, of the Army Air Forces Weather Service Bulletin.
1943 September
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Diagrams illustrating formation of ice on aircraft wing. Volume 1, No. 1, p. 5 of the Army Air Forces Weather Service Bulletin.
1943 September
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Cover of Volume 1, No. 3, of the Army Air Forces Weather Service Bulletin. This is the motto and insignia of the Air Weather Service today. The motto translates to: "Choose the heavens for your battlefield."
1944 February
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Cartoon showing the cumulative effects of icing on aircraft. Volume 1, No. 3, p. 14 of the Army Air Forces Weather Service Bulletin.
1944 February
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Cover of Volume 2, No. 1, of the Army Air Forces Weather Service Bulletin. Patches of the 1st, 6th, 15th, and 25th Weather Squadrons.
1944 June
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Cover of Volume 2, No. 2, of the Army Air Forces Weather Service Bulletin. Artist's rendition of painting the Air Weather insignia on an Army Air Forces aircraft named the PIBAL PONY. PIBAL stands for pilot balloon.
1944 August
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The portable meteorological station provides all the necessary instruments and equipment for surface observations and charting the winds aloft by pibal ascents . Volume 2, No. 2, of the Army Air Forces Weather Service Bulletin, p. 10.
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This mobile weather unit was the first development in complete service on wheels by the Weather Service. Considered bulky and detachable trailer is a shortcoming. Fifth Army Headquarters used such a unit on the Italian Front. Volume 2, No. 2, of the Army Air Forces Headquarters Weather Bulletin, p. 10.
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The SCM 1 T4 mobile weather unit is far more compact and was able to operate as a contained unit. Volume 2, No. 2, of the Army Air Forces Weather Service Bulletin, p. 11.
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Cover of Volume 2, No. 3, of the Army Air Forces Weather Service Bulletin. The weather instrument is a portable Japanese anenometer and wind vane captured in the western Pacific Ocean.
1944 September
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Cover of Volume 2, No. 4, of the Army Air Forces Weather Service Bulletin. A meteorologist is briefing pilots on expected weather during a trans-Atlantic flight from Newfoundland to Africa. The chart behind the weather officer contains "Recommended Flight Level Data."
1944 October
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Cover of Volume 2, No. 5, of the Army Air Forces Weather Service Bulletin. An Army weather unit is launching a pilot balloon for determining winds aloft.
1944 November
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Cloud microphotos showing water droplets and ice forming at the Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, observatory.
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Cover of Volume 2, No. 6, of the Army Air Forces Weather Service Bulletin. Tracking a pilot balloon with a bedspring radio direction finder SCR-658 used for determining winds aloft. The observer is able to follow a free balloon-trans mitter very accurately by adjusting the azimuth and elevation of the "bedspring antennae.
1944 December
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Cover of Volume 3, No. 1 of the Army Air Forces Weather Service Bulletin. A captured German radiosonde.
1945 January
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German radiosonde RS-3 showing wet bulb thermometer and vacuum bottle for the pressure element. The radiation shields stand aside for display. Volume 3, No. 1 of the Army Air Forces Weather Service Bulletin, p. 1.
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Left- German radiosonde RS-3, assembled, showing the pressure and humidity elements. Right: German radiosonde RS-3, assembled, showing the temperature element. Volume 3, No. 1 of the Army Air Forces Weather Service Bulletin, p. 2.
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German radio wind transmitter, assembled, front and bottom view. Volume 3, No. 1 of the Army Air Forces Weather Service Bulletin, p. 3.
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Cartoon showing "Reasons for no pilot balloon observations." Volume 3, No. 1 of the Army Air Forces Weather Service Bulletin, back cover.
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Cover of Volume 3, No. 2 of the Army Air Forces Weather Service Bulletin. Illustration of early use of radar to track storms.
1945 February
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Radar weather observations. Volume 3, No. 2 of the Army Air Forces Weather Service Bulletin, p. 1.
New Jersey, Spring Lake 1944 July 20
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Radar weather observations. Volume 3, No. 2 of the Army Air Forces Weather Service Bulletin, p. 2-3.
New Jersey, Spring Lake 1944 July 27
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Radar weather observations. Volume 3, No. 2 of the Army Air Forces Weather Service Bulletin, p. 4.
New Jersey, Spring Lake 1944 July 27

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