• Short Summary

    Weather reports are fed into computers to give more accurate forecasts.

  • Description

    Titles read: "SCIENCE MAKES PEACEFUL STRIDES".

    At Dunstable in Bedfordshire we the exterior of the Air Ministry weather station. Inside we see teleprinter room where tape containing information about the weather is coming in from all over the world. C/U of a map showing many met stations on the Continent and elsewhere.

    People at work in the computer room collating information. A girl feeds some tape into a special machine and flicks several switches. Information is taken from the tape and fed out from a huge printer. The workers study the information sheets and fill in figures and contours on maps.

    Several shots illustrating bad weather - a man runs along in the rain, policeman directs traffic in fog and two women fall over on an icy elevated pavement (last shot looks like New York).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1567.22
    Media URN:
    58740
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:01:00 / 01:41:48:00
    Canister:
    59/10

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