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On-Board Weather Handbook

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International Marine’s first basic book on marine weather

Written by noted meteorologist/sailor
Chris Tibbs for the Royal Yachting Association and adapted for the North American market, On-Board Weather Handbook is a full-color, user-friendly introduction to interpreting wind, clouds and barometer and integrating these with official forecasts. Includes information on new ...

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Overview


International Marine’s first basic book on marine weather

Written by noted meteorologist/sailor
Chris Tibbs for the Royal Yachting Association and adapted for the North American market, On-Board Weather Handbook is a full-color, user-friendly introduction to interpreting wind, clouds and barometer and integrating these with official forecasts. Includes information on new technology and a chapter on weather routing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071497152
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/23/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Tibbs is a RYA Ocean Yachtmaster with more than

250,000 miles at sea, including three around-the-world races. He holds a

Master’s degree in meteorology and, in addition to his own consulting

company, serves as navigator on the maxi-cat Playstation, which has

broken five sailing records.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     1
Weather Theory     4
Synoptic Weather Charts     10
Clouds     14
Lows     21
High-Pressure Systems     45
Predicting the Wind from Weather Charts     49
Land's Effect on the Wind     58
Weather at Sea     73
Meteorological Dangers     77
Hurricanes     91
Putting It All Together     98
Sailing Areas of North America     118
Around the World     128
Climate Change     136
Weather Briefing Packages     141
Weather Websites     146
Glossary     147
A Note about Units     151
Index     152
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