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Weather

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 96

Scope and Contents

In a remote broadcast from the U.S. Coast Guard's weather ship Half Moon, Frank Forrester, meteorologist at the American Museum-Hayden Planetarium, and Charles Romine take viewers along on their scientific search for spring. Spring is explained as a purely mathematical equation for astronomers. The program discusses the history of man's attempts to gather weather data, from antiquity up to the present highly technological instruments. Films of weather-tracking instruments and the effects of good and bad weather by the U.S. Army, the Air Force Information Bureau, the American Red Cross, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Southwestern Bell Company are shown.

Dates

  • 1955

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Not available through inter-library loan. Contact AMNH Library Special Collections for terms of access.

Extent

1 Film Reel (30 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm.

1 Videocassette (U-Matic (30 minutes)) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy

Other Finding Aids

Finding aid: script.

General

Original format: 16mm kinescope.

General

Originally aired Feb. 27, 1955 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.

General

http://libcat1.amnh.org/record=b1139101

General

Charles Romine, host; Mel Ferber, director; Robert Northshield, producer; Jac Venza, assistant producer; Shelby Gordon, script editor; Edward F. Norworth, writer; Joan Woodward and Bill Howell, associate directors; Grover Cole, production design; Al Mifelow, program assistant; Perry Miller, film research; Sandy Bell, technical director; Myron Bleam, set director; Dee Chandler, program coordinator.

Title
Weather, 1955
Author
Iris Lee
Date
2018
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Research Library Special Collections Repository

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