I recently made a presentation on U-boat Weather reporting to the local Ham Radio Association. You can download the presentation here: uboatarchive.net/Presentations/Presentations.htm The presentation covers U-boat weather equipment, automatic weather stations on sea and land and manned weather stations. The presentation had a video embedded. I kept is separate for downloading because it is a big file. Regards, Jerry
Hi Jerry, welcome to Old Weather!
That's an amazing subject to present on. I went through both powerpoints and the video. They are breathtaking - quite astonishing.
I, for one, never thought about u-boats being that involved in weather records. I noticed that there's an ice report included as well. Our scientists pop by the forum very often, but I will drop them a note to highlight your entry.
Thinking about it, it makes perfect sense to have good weather reports on the routes taken by the allied vessels.
But even so I was surprised by the whole station set-ups and the time they spent there. (By the way viewers the sauna scene is probably not suitable for children at minute 13 to 13:25.) The video showing them set up the station made it look relatively easy, but the snowstorm scenes told a different tale.
The technical details were amazing.
Thank you very very much for getting in touch. Will you be doing some work on OW as well please Jerry?
With best wishes,