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.
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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.
Original format: 16mm kinescope.
Originally aired Feb. 27, 1955 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.
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.
- Weather, 1955
- Iris Lee
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