National Archives and Records Administration ARC Identifier 2569632 / Local Identifier 111-TV-363 Big Picture: Weather: Friend or Foe When -- where -- why -- and how the weather works is "THE BIG PICTURE" story -- Although technical in subject matter, THE BIG PICTURE examines in detail and in layman's language the design and development of new weather equipment. THE BIG PICTURE goes behind barbed wire, protected by maximum security precautions, to visit the Evans Lab, which is a subdivision of the U.S. Army Signal Engineering Laboratory in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. Of 500 scientists working here, over 100 are in the Meteorology Department. Through the eyes of THE BIG PICTURE camera we see one of the Army's largest research center -- a multi-million dollar plant -- which is required for the meteorology program. The Army's need to know more and more about weather that surrounds this planet is a vital part of the expanded research program of atomic weapons. We all talk about the weather. In this film documentary, THE BIG PICTURE shows the Army doing something about the weather.
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