9780071497152

On-Board Weather Handbook : Understanding and Predicting Conditions at Sea

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  • ISBN13:

    9780071497152

  • ISBN10:

    0071497153

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-03-31
  • Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
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Summary

International Marine's first basic book on marine weatherWritten by noted meteorologist/sailorChris Tibbs for the Royal Yachting Association and adapted forthe North American market,On-Board Weather Handbookis 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.

Author Biography

Chris Tibbs is a RYA Ocean Yachtmaster with more than250,000 miles at sea, including three around-the-world races. He holds aMaster’s degree in meteorology and, in addition to his own consultingcompany, serves as navigator on the maxi-cat Playstation, which hasbroken five sailing records.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Some theory
Weather charts
Clouds
Depressions
Depressions in practice
Anticyclones
Predicting the wind
Reality
Effects of land on the wind
All at sea
Meteorological dangers
Methodology
New technology
Hurricanes
Around the world
Southern hemisphere
Appendix: top weather websites
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