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Synoptic Weather Photography

NSSDCA ID: 1966-081A-07

Mission Name: Gemini 11
Principal Investigator:Mr. Ken Nagler


The synoptic weather photography experiment was designed to obtain a series of color photographs of the earth's cloud cover for the analysis of weather systems and to aid in the interpretation of weather satelite photographs. A Hasselblad SWC 70-mm camera with a Zeiss biogon 38-mm F/4.5 lens and a Maurer 70-mm camera with a xenotar 80-mm F/2.8 lens were used for this and other photographic experiments. Of the 223 pictures taken during the mission, approximately 180 good quality color photographs show cloud formations.

Alternate Names

  • Gemini11/SynopticWeatherPhotography

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Space Science Applications (United States)


  • Earth Science: Atmospheric Dynamics

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. Ken NaglerPrincipal InvestigatorNOAA National Meterological Center
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