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Attack Patterns of Sharks

Dr.Joseph Smagorinsky's team at the Environmental Science Services Admini-stration in Washington, D.C. worked out the mathematical models designed to simulate real weather patterns in the earth’s atmosphere.

The program gives the viewer an idea of the immense amount of work involved in collecting weather data all over the world, applying complex mathematical formulas to this data, working out the formulas with the help of the computers of the 1960’s, and comparing the mathematically produced maps to actual weather maps for the same area and time period. Possible application to weather control and long-range forecasting are suggested.

Dr. Smagorinsky founded the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in 1955 and received the Gold Medal Award in 1966 from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.