Heavy Weather Avoidance and Route Design

Author: Mike Ma-Li Chen
Publisher: Paradise Cay Publications
ISBN: 9780939837786
Format: PDF
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In Heavy Weather Avoidance, Chen and Chesneau merge the seamanship of a master mariner and the forecast expertise of a senior meteorologist, providing readers with double-barrel exposure to what actually goes on in the atmosphere and on the sea's surface. Mariners and recreational sailors are more concerned about the implications of volatile weather rather than its fluid dynamics. From start to finish the authors have cut to the chase, creating a readable text brimming with useful graphics. It's focused on the root cause of how and why bad weather develops and where it's likely to go. There's enough theory provided for a reader to get a feel for how air mass energy transfer works, but just as the theoretical aspect takes on a mission of its own, there's a shift to more practical self-forecasting and storm avoidance wisdom. Captain Ma-Li Chen shares his well-tested routing strategy and describes how it factors in the use of the 500 Mb chart.

Modern Marine Weather Second Edition

Author: David Burch
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780914025337
Format: PDF
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A comprehensive text on how to take weather into account for the planning and navigation of voyages, local or global, using the latest technologies as well as the time-honored skills of maritime tradition, so that your time on the water remains as safe and efficient as possible. Covers practical applications of GRIB files, ASCAT wind measurements, and other modern resources.

Reeds Maritime Meteorology

Author: Maurice Cornish
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408125528
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Reeds Maritime Meteorology is written primarily for serving and trainee deck officers, those studying for certificates of competency in merchant ships and for fishermen. It provides descriptions of the elements and forces which contribute to maritime meteorology and the principles which govern them, and deals specifically with: weather forecasting at sea and the use of fax, navtex and saltellite technology ocean currents and swell tropical revolving storms the development and distribution of sea ice weather routeing passage planning the management and care of cargo in heavy weather There is an extensive glossary, revision questions at the end of each chapter, and a fold-out chart of ocean currents as well as numerous explanatory photos and diagrams. For this revised edition, the content and website addresses have been updated. 'Commended to anyone who requires a clear and authoritative introduction to the subject' Marine Engineers Review 'A splendid volume...a comprehensive and serious weather book' The Seafarer

Instant Weather Forecasting

Author: Alan Watts
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472935373
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Instant Weather Forecasting has been a perennial bestseller since it was first published nearly 50 years ago. A brilliant concept, its winning formula of 24 clear colour photographs of cloud formations and their accompanying explanatory text enables the reader to read the sky, pick up the clues, and predict what the weather will do. This revised and updated 5th edition takes into account the new ways users can receive professional weather forecasts, factor them into their own cloud observations, and develop an even better understanding of how the weather will change. This bestselling gem of a book will continue to be invaluable to anyone participating in outdoor activities, from farming, gardening and walking to riding, golfing, flying, sailing, fishing - and of course holidaymakers.

The Barometer Handbook

Author: David Burch
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780914025122
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A modern look at barometers and applications of barometric pressure.

Understanding Weatherfax

Author: Mike Harris
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574092158
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This clear handbook shows how to forecast the weather from radio and fax charts; an essential skill for any serious boater.

Modern Marine Weather

Author: David Burch
Publisher: Starpath Publications
ISBN: 9780914025085
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A comprehensive text on how to take weather into account for the planning and navigation of voyages, local or global, using the latest technologies as well as the time-honored skills of maritime tradition, so that your time on the water remains as safe and efficient as possible. Covers practical applications of GRIB files, QuikSCAT wind measurements, and other modern resources. "No subject is more important to every sailor than the wind and its direction. Modern Marine Weather is first class reference book on the subject of marine weather and the information it contains will help every sailor, every day!" Peter Isler, two-time America's Cup winning navigator. An invaluable resource that belongs in the wheelhouse along side of Bowditch From the Foreword by Lee Chesneau