Science Past from the issue of November 17, 1962

By Science News, 13:28 PM November 1, 2012

COMPUTER MIMICS WEATHER — How and why the world’s weather behaves as it does is being attacked by one of the most powerful computers yet built. The U.S. Weather Bureau in Washington, D.C., dedicated a new research laboratory aimed at gaining better understanding of the earth’s atmosphere. Mathematical models of the atmosphere up to 20 miles above the surface are tested in the new laboratory on an International Business Machines’ STRETCH computer…. The electronic “brain” is expected to simulat...

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