Reeds Maritime Meteorology

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-09-01
  • Publisher: Thomas Reed
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Reeds Maritime Meteorologyis written primarily for serving and trainee deck officers, those studying for certificates of competency in merchant ships and for fishermen. It provides descriptions of the elements and forces which contribute to maritime meteorology and the principles which govern them, and deals specifically with: weather forecasting at sea and the use of fax, navtex and satellite technology ocean currents and swell tropical revolving storms the development and distribution of sea ice weather routing passage planning the management and care of cargo in heavy weatherThere is an extensive glossary, revision questions at the end of each chapter, and a fold-out chart of ocean currents as well as numerous explanatory photos and diagrams. For this revised edition, the content and website addresses have been updated.

Author Biography

Maurice Cornish is the retired Head of the Maritime Studies Dept at the Glasgow College of Nautical Studies. Elaine Ives is Head of the School of Maritime Studies at Glasgow College and Senior Lecturer in Meteorology.

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"Commended to anyone who requires a clear and authoritative introduction to the subject."—Marine Engineers Review
"If you want to distinguish between a cyclone and an anticyclone, then this is the book to read."—Ships Monthly
"A technical and involved read."—Motor Boat & Yachting

"A splendid volume—a comprehensive and serious weather book."—The Seafarer

"Very informative, nicely laid-out and contains good illustrations with supported text."—
Royal Naval Sailing Assoication

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