|Notes on astronaute training|
Buettner, K.J.K. (1965). Notes on astronaute training, in: Ewing, G.C. (Ed.) Oceanography from Space: Proceedings of Conference on the Feasibility of Conducting Oceanographic Explorations from Aircraft, Manned Orbital and Lunar Laboratories, held at Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 24-28 August 1964. pp. 47
In: Ewing, G.C. (Ed.) (1965). Oceanography from Space: Proceedings of Conference on the Feasibility of Conducting Oceanographic Explorations from Aircraft, Manned Orbital and Lunar Laboratories, held at Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 24-28 August 1964. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: Woods Hole. XXI, 469 pp., more
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With the introduction of radiosounds. radar, and other remote control sensors we lost the air-going meteorologist. the man who daily. in an open plane with a 360° free field of vision, saw the weather up to the ceiling height of his plane. Also the importance of mountain observatories was played down. A typical synoptic working group at a University Department of Meteorology is located in a windowless basement. Special lectures about clouds encompass more the physical laws of cloud microstructure than the visible forms of clouds as related to weather, orography, ocean currents. etc. I wonder whether the old art of making weather maps without the knowledge of isobars is still in use. The future astronauts who are to fly the meteorological-oceanographic missions discussed at this meeting are in high school today. They should be exposed to systematic viewing studies, essentially from above. Targets are geology , oceans, clouds, haze layers, etc. This view training will not hinder but in fact further the hard study of basics such as math, physics and geophysics.