Weather at Sea

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This book clearly explains the basic principals that govern the weather. The concepts have been made easy to understand, letting you get the most from weather maps and forecasts, along with teaching you to predict the weather.

 

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Overview

This book clearly explains the basic principals that govern the weather. The concepts have been made easy to understand, letting you get the most from weather maps and forecasts, along with teaching you to predict the weather.

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781904475163
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/31/2006
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 6.75 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.19 (d)

Meet the Author

A top meteorologist at the UK Met. Office for many years, David Houghton has been teaching sailors to understand the weather for four decades. He was weather coach to our Olympic, America's Cup and Admiral's Cup teams.
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Table of Contents

1. Introducing weather.

2. Introducing weather maps.

3. The wind on the desk.

4. The message of the clouds.

5. The life of a depression.

6. Weather information - sources and definitions.

7. DIY - Your own observations.

8. Weather maps and bulletins - how to use them.

9. Weather hazards.

10. Winds near coasts.

11. Afternoon winds and see breezes.

12. Winds over the open ocean.

13. Waves, smell, wind and tide.

14. Tropical cyclones.

15. Mariner's weather lore.

16. Practical examples.

Appendix 1: Coriolis force.

Appendix 2: The thermal wind.

Appendix 3: DIY - Your own weather map.

Appendix 4: UK sea areas.

Index.

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