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

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.

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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.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574092158
  • Publisher: Sheridan House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 117
  • Sales rank: 1,307,987
  • 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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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Glossary
Preface
1. Weatherfax and satellite image technology
2. World weather patterns
3. Charts and images: types and features
4. Interpreting details
5. Putting it all together
6. Storms, hurricanes and cyclones
Appendix 1. HF weatherfax station browser
Appendix 2. Characteristics of fax transmissions
Appendix 3. Map Projections
Appendix 4. Symbols used on weather charts
Appendix 5. Tables and conversions
Appendix 6. The Beaufort Scale
Appendix 7. Kepler elements and the NORAD element set
Appendix 8. Internet resources
Appendix 9. Bibliography
Index
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