Weather prediction will always have a worthy adversary

Mashable’s series Algorithms explores the mysterious lines of code that increasingly control our lives — and our futures.                                                                     *** Everyone knew an attack was imminent . But exactly when depended on the weather. In early June of 1944, Nazi meteorologists predicted the weather off the French coast would persistently  bring gale force winds and rough seas — thwarting an Allied invasion of Hitler’s “Fortress Europe.” But the Allies, seeking to penetrate the Greater German Reich, had a better prediction . They forecast a narrow window of calm conditions on June 6, using hand-drawn maps and sparse observations of stormy weather in the region. And so it was. General Dwight D. Eisenhower famously ordered the June 6 D-Day invasion to eliminate “Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe.” With horrid sacrifice and bloodshed Read more... More about Weather , Algorithms , Science , and Climate Environment

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