SP-168 EXPLORING SPACE WITH A CAMERA

 

Typhoon Sarah), JOHN F. CLARK, Director, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA, recalls, caused considerable damage to Wake island the afternoon of September 16, 1967.

"Typhoon Sarah" (above), JOHN F. CLARK, Director, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA, recalls, "caused considerable damage to Wake island the afternoon of September 16, 1967. As can be seen in this sequence, and particularly in the pictures taken on September 14 and 17, the storm passed Wake Island during the period of its peak intensity. The severest part of the storm, the right forward quadrant, lashed Wake on September 16. The overall track of the storm, and specifically the September 14 picture, was used to provide reliable advanced warning to the island of Wake. ATS-I had the capability for continuously viewing the same portion of the Earth and its atmosphere during daylight from its vantage point over the Pacific. Sequences such as this are of considerable interest, not only to the tropical forecaster but also to research meteorologists who can use this kind of data to study the behavior of tropical storms and the conditions surrounding their birth and death."


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