STK-ID 39176

Several shots from different angles aboard Canadian weather ship Quadra sailing in equatorial Atlantic ocean with other weather ships from nations around the world taking part in the Global Atmospheric Research Program called Operation G.A.T.E., of technicians watching other ships sailing nearby, of one taking photos or using binoculars, of an American motorboat being lowered at sea from coastguard ship and sailing to Quadra, of men boarding motorboat and leaving, of men in a Quadra motorboat being lowered at sea, cameraman is in motorboat, of technicians climbing down ladder into motorboat, of them leaving and sailing to user ship, accosting it, giving bags to a man and leaving again. Shots of men aboard motorboat with Maple Leaf flag in evidence, of them sailing near another ship named Meteor with people on deck watching them. Shot of coastguard ship with radars and weather balloon in evidence, of men aboard motorboat using a kind of saucepan to throw out water from boat. MS of user weather boat. Several MLSs, LSs, MSs taken from the Quadra of weather ships at sea, of people in US motorboat sailing away from Quadra to another ship, of ships, of sea and bad sky, of weather plane flying over ships.


Excerpt from
Operation G.A.T.E.
Atlantic Ocean
National Film Board
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Reel 16 mm
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