Science: Seisms & Sferics

Englishmen admit that dirty weather won at least half the battle for England when Spain went down with the Armada in 1588. Dirty weather — under the guise of Kamikaze, the Divine Wind — saved Japan from defeat in 1274 when Kubla Khan's invasion boats were smashed to flotsam. Dirty weather postponed and al most disrupted World War II's Dday. In peace or war, weather is important, and these days of air travel reliable weather information is more important than ever before.

The Army & Navy have finally taken the wraps off two wartime...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!