How Weather and Meteorologists Changed the Course of History

Speaker: Bart Adrian

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Three short narratives will be presented, each illustrating the impact of weather forecasts and forecasters on the course of human history. In particular, details will be brought to light surrounding: the 1941 German forecast for the Russian winter of 1941-42; the 1944 forecast for the Allied D-Day invasion of France; and the evolution of modern weather forecasting from the early 20th century to the dawn of the computer age. Each narrative will also demonstrate the inter-connectedness of the global community of meteorologists.