Long Distance Weather Forecasts Now Made By Machine (Apr, 1932)
Long Distance Weather Forecasts Now Made By Machine
COMPLICATED weather forecasting computations can now be calculated automatically on the marvelously intricate machine shown at the left, the invention of Dr. Charles G. Abbot, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. With it he expects to calculate such things as variations in solar radiation to determine if they occur in cycles, and thus to lay the foundation for predicting what our weather will be ten or twenty years ahead. The new invention is similar to conventional calculating machines, except that it is designed for a particular use.