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NOAA Photo Library Image - wea03668

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.

Image ID: wea03668, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Photo Date: 1949
Credit: Headquarters Air Weather Service; Courtesy of the family of Nels Johnson, United States Weather Bureau (dec.)

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