50 YEARS AGO

50 YEARS AGO Regular North Pole Weather Reconnaissance Flights Begin r AMSmewsletter During the week of March 20 last, the Air AMERICA N METEORO! OGIC Al SOCIETY Weather Service's 59th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron made its first regular pole flight from Now Online! Ladd Field, Fairbanks, Alaska. Brig. Gen. D. N. Yates, Chief of Get the latest information relating to the the Air Weather Service, was in atmospheric, oceanic, and hydrologic command of the B-29 which communities for free! made the round trip of about 3200 naut. miles in 16 hours 30 Will federal budget cutbacks cause a decline in min. (The pole was "circled" in weather services and loss of life? two minutes.) Weather reports were radioed to Fairbanks every half hour and What's new with GOES-IO? reached the U.S. by teletype from there a half Who are this month's people in the news? hour later. These flights have been made every few days since March and are presently being All this and more in this month's AMS stepped up to a daily basis. A great need for regu- Newsletter. lar synoptic observations from this region has long been recognized by forecasters. The reports The AMS Newsletter can be are not classified http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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Regular North Pole Weather Reconnaissance Flights Begin r AMSmewsletter During the week of March 20 last, the Air AMERICA N METEORO! OGIC Al SOCIETY Weather Service's 59th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron made its first regular pole flight from Now Online! Ladd Field, Fairbanks, Alaska. Brig. Gen. D. N. Yates, Chief of Get the latest information relating to the the Air Weather Service, was in atmospheric, oceanic, and hydrologic command of the B-29 which communities for free! made the round trip of about 3200 naut. miles in 16 hours 30 Will federal budget cutbacks cause a decline in min. (The pole was "circled" in weather services and loss of life? two minutes.) Weather reports were radioed to Fairbanks every half hour and What's new with GOES-IO? reached the U.S. by teletype from there a half Who are this month's people in the news? hour later. These flights have been made every few days since March and are presently being All this and more in this month's AMS stepped up to a daily basis. A great need for regu- Newsletter. lar synoptic observations from this region has long been recognized by forecasters. The reports The AMS Newsletter can be are not classified

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Published: Sep 1, 1997

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