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Sea State Pictures

Photo's and descriptions by Moon Mullen AGCS 69-72 TE-7, 10.. Unless noted otherwise
Photo's compiled by Weather Squadron Two (VJ-2) NAS Jacksonville FL 1952.

This series of pictures were used by the Meteorologist and Aerographers as a reference to estimate surface wind speed conditions. Since most VW-1's storm penatrations and fixes were during the night time and at low altitude the aircraft landing lights were used on occasion to make these surface observations.

Most pictures also show vertical streaking probably caused by rubbing pictures or other items across the face of the photograph.

To convert nautical miles (knots) to miles multiply by 1.15 i.e. 10 knots = 11.5 miles .. 60 knots = 69 miles.

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