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    In Washington, the U. S. Weather Bureau dedicated a new research facility that is expected?

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    Secretary Hodges
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    LS COMPUTER ROOM
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    MS COMPUTER ROOM
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    CU 1301 DISK FILE
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    LS - 2 men at Engineering CONSOLE
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    MS - GIRL AT PRINTER
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    CU - GIRL AT PRINTER
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    MED - 2 MEN AT MAP & GLOBE
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    CU - HAND AT MAP
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    Background: In Washington, the U. S. Weather Bureau dedicated a new research facility that is expected to provide great benefits for all of us. Secretary of Commerce Luther Hodges had this to say:....... Today we are making another significant advance in applying science and technology to human needs. Research at the new Department of Commerce Weather Bureau facilities in Washington -- using one of the world's most powerful computers --we will enable our scientists to gain new knowledge of how the world's atmosphere behaves.

    Today we are making another significant advance in applying science and technology to human needs. Research at the new Department of Commerce Weather Bureau facilities in Washington -- using one of the world's most powerful computers -- will enable our scientists to gain new knowledge of how the world's atmosphere behaves.

    With this knowledge, we can improve the reliability of our forecasts and make long range predictions with more confidence.

    These gains will be important to business, agriculture, and to defense.

    And, best of all, they will carry us a step closer to control of weather for the benefit of mankind.

    Here Weather Bureau scientists are testing mathematical models of the earth's atmosphere. Now with the IBM "Stretch" Computer they have a tool powerful enough to take the complicated equations and stimulate how the earth's weather really behaves -- all within the computer. This contour map generated by the "Stretch" system represents surface weather over the Northern Hemisphere. It also represents a major step to advance man's understanding of why the atmosphere behaves the way it does.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA66MO0C5YD2CRJOJI4BK1YBE1O
    Media URN:
    VLVA66MO0C5YD2CRJOJI4BK1YBE1O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/11/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
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    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
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