Understanding Weatherfax: A Guide to Forecasting the Weather from Radio and Internet Fax Charts

Understanding Weatherfax: A Guide to Forecasting the Weather from Radio and Internet Fax Charts

by Mike Harris
     
 

How do you turn the symbols on a weather chart into a meaningful forecast? Armed with Understanding Weatherfax and a current weatherfax chart you have all of the essentials for making your own forecast, no matter where you are in the world.

New to the Second Edition: Satellite images, interpreting early warning signs of storm development from satellite images

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Overview

How do you turn the symbols on a weather chart into a meaningful forecast? Armed with Understanding Weatherfax and a current weatherfax chart you have all of the essentials for making your own forecast, no matter where you are in the world.

New to the Second Edition: Satellite images, interpreting early warning signs of storm development from satellite images and case studies on the 1991 'Perfect Strom' and the 1998 Sydney to Robard Race.

Also: Receiving equipment, interpreting synoptic chart features, personal forecasting, world weather patterns and tracking and avoiding tropical storms.

Editorial Reviews

Ocean Navigator
The perfect reference book to shelve beside the often-confounding weatherfax receiver.
Sail Magazine
This very handy reference book will take up little room on board and can be firmly recommended.
nnn Cruising World
Written by a seasoned New Zealand voyager, this updated guide to predicting weather from weatherfax and Internet charts doesn t overwhelm; rather, it breaks the technology down to its simplest terms, supported by a glossary of commonly used words and abbreviations. It also covers computer installation, radio/computer interface, software, antennas, and tuning radios for fax as well as interpreting synoptic charts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574092158
Publisher:
Sheridan House, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
117
Product dimensions:
5.55(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.33(d)

Meet the Author

Mike Harris has spent the last 14 years cruising in interesting places while writing and developing software for cruising sailors. His micro-office is his boat, a 45 foot steel cutter which he built himself. www.pangolin.co.nz

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