Robert W. Endlich
What determines a nation’s success or failure on the battlefield?
The answer to that question has been debated throughout history and is ongoing as I write this, as Russian troops engage Ukrainian fighters in Ukraine. Many factors are involved in the answer to this question, including quality and quantity of equipment and troops, control of the air, training and discipline of troops, and logistic support of those engaged in combat.
Another factor often determines the outcome: Weather and Weather’s effects on the terrain and the skies above.
I spent twenty-one years in the Air Force as a Weather Officer, three of which were as Staff Weather Officer to the Army’s VII Corps in Stuttgart, Continue reading “Climatology and Weather Effects in the Early Ground War in Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine”