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1 We’ll Weather the Weather Whatever the Weather Whether We Like It Or Not Or Will We? The D-Day Invasion: June 6, 1944 Or Will We? The D-Day Invasion: June 6, 1944

2 Where to Invade? http://www.bing.com/refference/semhtml/Nazi_Germany

3 Where to Invade?

4 Assignment Overview: Role You have been appointed As a Meteorologist for the Allied Central Command. You have been appointed As a Meteorologist for the Allied Central Command. Group Captain J. M Stagg British Meteorologist

5 Assignment Overview: Responsibilities You are charged with the job of advising General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Supreme Allied Commander, on the weather conditions in the European Theatre. Your present responsibility is to be trained as a meteorologist and then assess the risk posed by the weather if an invasion of Europe is to be attempted. You are charged with the job of advising General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Supreme Allied Commander, on the weather conditions in the European Theatre. Your present responsibility is to be trained as a meteorologist and then assess the risk posed by the weather if an invasion of Europe is to be attempted.

6 Factors to Consider phases of the moon pressure systems tides winds clouds visibility phases of the moon pressure systems tides winds clouds visibility

7 .. Phases of the Moon 8 distinct phases New Waxing Crescent First Quarter Waning Gibbous Full Waning Gibbous Third Quarter Waning Crescent

8 Pressure Systems High Pressure rotate clockwise in Northern Hemisphere rotate counter clockwise in Southern Hemisphere dry air clear skies warm fronts little, if any, precipitation Low Pressure rotate counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere rotate clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere cold fronts storms

9 Tides

10 Winds Strong Winds associated with cold fronts and high pressure gradients Calm Winds associated with areas of high pressure and calm atmosphere (no fronts)

11 Clouds

12 Visibility In meteorology, visibility is a measure of the distance at which an object or light can be clearly discerned.meteorologydistance It is reported in meters or statute miles depending upon the country. In meteorology, visibility is a measure of the distance at which an object or light can be clearly discerned.meteorologydistance It is reported in meters or statute miles depending upon the country.

13 Working on D-Day Weather Chart http://www.metoffi ce.gov.uk/corpora te/pressoffice/anni versary/dday.html

14 D-Day Weather Chart http://www.metoffice. gov.uk/cor porate/pre ssoffice/an niversary/ dday.html

15 Invasion Photo http://lcweb 2.loc.gov/cg i- bin/query/i? pp/ils:@fiel d(NUMBER +@band(cp h+3c11201) ):displayTyp e=1:m856s d=cph:m85 6sf=3c1120 1,

16 Eisenhower Talking to Troops http://memory.loc.gov/cgi- bin/query/i?amm em/presp:@field( NUMBER+@ban d(cph+3a26521)) :displayType=1: m856sd=cph:m8 56sf=3a26521

17 News Reports http://www.loc.go v/exhibits/treasur es/images/vc68a. 1.jpg


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