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Petterssen, Sverre (1898–1974), meteorologist, Norway.

Sverre Petterssen was a giant in the field of weather analysis and forecasting and an international leader in meteorology. He was born in Norway, studied in Bergen. During World War II, he served as a weather forecaster for bombing raids, special operations, and, most significantly, for the D-Day invasion.

Sverre Pettersen wrote his memoirs in English in 1974 and the manuscript was translated and published that year in Norwegian as Kuling fra Nord. Publication in English is planned in the year 2000: Sverre Petterssen, Weathering the Storm: Sverre Petterssen, the D-Day Forecast and the Rise of Modern Meteorology, edited by James Rodger Fleming. Boston: American Meteorological Society (http://www.ametsoc.org/AMS/).

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