With everything we know about our planet, with satellite imagery, GPS systems, and so much more, there isn’t much of our planet that hasn’t been seen. But there are still some incredibly remote places on earth. The kinds of places people don’t get to very often.
On the list of those remote locations are places where people aren’t very comfortable. Places where extremes in the environment make it tough to want to be there for too long. Remote deserts, rugged wilderness, and Arctic regions are among these.
Spurred on by the need for accurate weather forecasting during the second world war, the military forces on both sides did some pretty unusual things. They would secretly place observers here and there, or monitor weather reports on commercial radio stations, or in local newspapers, in order to get an edge in predicting future weather conditions and how they would impact military operations.
The Germans went so far as to sneak compact, self-contained, automatic weather stations into enemy territory.