Science: Weatherships Again?

The decision to take away U.S. support from the Atlantic weathership program (TIME, Nov. 2) brought howls of protest from participating European countries and angry mutterings from U.S. citizens, e.g., meteorologists and airmen, who make good use of the ships' weather analyses and mid-ocean radio beacons. Last week the State Department quietly admitted a national change of heart. In February, a U.S. delegation will go to the fourth North Atlantic Ocean Stations Conference in Paris. There, said a State Department announcement,"an exchange of views . . . will permit a determination as to whether, as seems likely, a continuation ... on...

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