MEGA STORMS of the 1960’s — Photo Journal

NEWLY-RELEASED PHOTOGRAPHIC ARCHIVES PROVIDE STUNNING AERIAL PERSPECTIVES OF THE MASSIVE HURRICANES OF THE FIFTIES, SIXTIES AND SEVENTIES – AND THE GOVERNMENT’S FAILED EFFORTS AT CONTROLLING THEM

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The eyewall of  Hurricane Beulah as seen from a NOAA stormchaser, 1963. Hurricane Beulah played waste to the East Coast of the United States in 1963, leading to the first in a series of government-funded attempts to influence or control the weather.

The eyewall of Hurricane Beulah as seen from a NOAA stormchaser, 1963. Hurricane Beulah played waste to the East Coast of the United States in 1963, followed by another catastrophic Hurricane — Debbie — in 1969.


THE REMARKABLE COLOR PHOTOS WERE SHOT BY HURRICANE-CHASING MILITARY PILOTS — ON LOAN TO THE NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA) IN SUPPORT OF THE GOVERNMENT’S EARLY EFFORTS TO MONITOR AND EVEN ATTEMPT TO INFLUENCE THE WEATHER.
NOAA pilots fly into Hurricane Caroline, 1975.

NOAA pilots fly into Hurricane Caroline, 1975.


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