• Short Summary

    The United States Air Force has improved its capability to detect hazardous weather.

    In the Atlantic?

  • Description

    (a).
    Hurricane hitting coastal area
    4 ft

    (b).
    Sign: Hurricane Hunters
    1 ft

    (c).
    Control tower
    1 ft

    (d).
    Tail of WC-130 aircraft
    2 ft

    (e).
    WC-130 taking off
    3 ft

    (f).
    Interior shot as man monitors equipment
    1 ft

    (g).
    WC-130 in flight
    1 ft

    (h).
    Crewman monitoring equipment
    1 ft

    (i).
    Plane in flight into storm centre
    2 ft

    (j).
    Man preparing to drop dropsonde
    12 ft

    (k).
    Dropsonde dropped from plane
    1 ft

    (l).
    Meters giving readings
    2 ft

    (m).
    Plane in flight
    1 ft

    (n).
    Man checking radar screen
    3 ft

    (o).
    Plane flying through clouds
    2 ft

    (p).
    Crewman taking readings from instruments
    1 ft

    (q).
    Plane in flight
    2 ft



    Initials


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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The United States Air Force has improved its capability to detect hazardous weather.

    In the Atlantic Ocean, threats of violent weather are investigated by the Hurricane Hunters of the Air Weather Service. These men perform Air Force weather reconnaissance missions in areas where storms build up their intensity.

    The Hurricane Hunters are flying WC-130 aircraft, newly instrumented by engineers at Warner Robins Air Materiel Area, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.

    These Air Weather Service crewmen penetrate the heart of a storm and collect information which, for the first time is immediately relayed in flight to a hurricane warning centre.

    New instruments on board the aircraft include an improved dropsonde, a weather sensing device dropped from the plane by parachute. A small transmitter in the dropsonde radios weather readings back to the aircraft.

    Rapid, accurate storm forecasts, made possible by the Hurricane Hunters, give the public time to guard against injury and damage.

    While supporting military operation throughout the year, Air Weather Service of the U.S. Air Force also protects life and property from the fury of tropical hurricanes.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADF2K54DQ8UX1YB9P9JOGWKKP2
    Media URN:
    VLVADF2K54DQ8UX1YB9P9JOGWKKP2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/08/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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