Weather Forecasting and Control

Archive Report

New Light on Weather-Making Forces

Potentialities in Wider Weather Knowledge

Orbiting of earth's first weather satellite on April 1 gave man a spectacular new instrument to aid in forecasting, perhaps controlling, conditions that importantly affect agriculture, industry, and the daily life of humankind. The two television cameras carried by Tiros I have been sending back to ground stations unexpectedly clear pictures of cloud cover over various parts of the globe. When Tiros I is joined by other, more advanced orbiting companions, the broad range of new information thus made available will greatly expand knowledge of weather-making forces. Meteorologists presumably will be able then to make more accurate and longer-range forecasts; rain-making and other efforts by man to generate the kind of weather he wants may produce ...

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