National Geographic : 1960 Aug
NATIONALGEOGRAPHICPHOTOGRAPHERBARRYC. BISHOP (ABOVE) AND NASA Overlapping photographs show con tinuous 4,000-mile strips of the globe as seen by Tiros. Each series, representing 32 consecutive views, stretches from northwest Spain to central Africa. Dr. Sigmund Fritz (left), Lester F. Hubert, and other scientists of the U.S. Weather Bureau's satellite section pre pared for the Tiros project by intensive study of rocket-made photographs of small areas of the earth. A Dying Storm Slowly Pinwheels Across the Pacific Tiros revealed to meteorologists that temperate-zone storms, like their tropi cal kin, often whirl in spirals. This cyclone swirls across 1,000 miles of the Pacific. Its blustery center, the white patch at the upper right, lies between Hawaii and the west coast of the United States. The storm is in its dying phase. Clear areas of the earth's surface show as black spaces between the spiraling clouds.