"A man is a very small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders." -Lord Dunzany

This man touched your life profoundly today – Born 150 years ago

Vilhelm Bjerknes - One of the most important scientists of modern times - 150 years anniversary

Vilhelm Bjerknes - One of the most important scientists of modern times - 150 years anniversary

You may not think too much about it, but almost every item you are in contact with every day, practically every second is impacted by one very essential thing: weather… Think about it, industry transport goods over the oceans or through the air. Maintaining a major road takes planning and is dependent on good weather forecasts. What is an almost dead-certain part of any news broadcast where ever you are on the planet? Weather forecasts… And the man that invented the science that makes modern, scientific weather forecasts possible, was the Norwegian Vilhelm Bjerknes. Until he did it, nobody thought it would be possible to predict weather with any accuracy.

In a country where you can always start a conversation with a chat about the weather – Norway – (we have a lot of it here) we celebrate the 150 year birthday of this remarkable man who contributed so much to making your modern, everyday-life possible!

Vilhelm Bjerknes (14 March 1862 – 9 April 1951)

Vilhelm Bjerknes (14 March 1862 – 9 April 1951)

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