WW II & meteorology

World War II had a huge impact on the growth and visibility of meteorology, for the war’s massive land, sea, and air assaults were highly dependent on weather conditions over vast regions of the globe. University meteorology departments grew rapidly as the military services sent weather officers to learn the fundamentals of the discipline. Wartime partnerships between the government and universities paved the way for the creation of UCAR and NCAR at the end of the next decade. (Image Courtesy NOAA)