The Theater: Weather Satellite

Meteorologists are quick to admit that they know next to nothing about the basic mechanics of the world's weather. They lack firm data on basic determinants—global air currents, worldwide cloud-cover, distribution of radiation from the sun, etc. Without such data, last week weathermen were puzzling over an announcement by Dr. Roger Revelle, director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in California, that the Pacific Ocean along the West Coast grew warmer by two to five degrees centigrade this year, bringing tropical fish as far north as the state of Washington.

To explain such...

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