For centuries, weather and climate have been a factor in the prosecution of wars, but in the last fifteen years their importance has increased markedly. In Naval strategic, tactical, and logistical planning and operations, the meteorological factor can almost never be ignored and may sometimes be decisive.
Kotsch, William J.
"Meteorology—Vital Element of Naval Planning and Operations,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 14
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol14/iss5/2