Instant Weather Forecasting

Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408107791

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 64

View: 1844

Instant Weather Forecasting has been a perennial bestseller since it was first published nearly 40 years ago. A brilliant concept, its winning formula of 24 colour photographs of cloud formations and their accompanying explanatory text enables the reader to read the sky, pick up the clues, and predict what the weather will do. With a revised and updated text, along with new colour photographs and diagrams, this bestselling gem of a book will be invaluable to anyone participating in outdoor activities, from farming, gardening and walking to riding, golfing, flying, sailing and fishing - and of course holidaymakers. 'Excellent value and a good cockpit companion' Classic Boat 'A surefire bestseller' The Yachtsman 'Another gem that's a dog-eared favourite' Coastal Cruising 'A handy and information-packed little volume' Birdwatch

Heavy Weather Avoidance and Route Design

Concepts and Applications of 500 Mb Charts

Author: Mike Ma-Li Chen,Lee S. Chesneau

Publisher: Paradise Cay Publications

ISBN: 9780939837786

Category: Science

Page: 246

View: 4560

In Heavy Weather Avoidance, Chen and Chesneau merge the seamanship of a master mariner and the forecast expertise of a senior meteorologist, providing readers with double-barrel exposure to what actually goes on in the atmosphere and on the sea's surface. Mariners and recreational sailors are more concerned about the implications of volatile weather rather than its fluid dynamics. From start to finish the authors have cut to the chase, creating a readable text brimming with useful graphics. It's focused on the root cause of how and why bad weather develops and where it's likely to go. There's enough theory provided for a reader to get a feel for how air mass energy transfer works, but just as the theoretical aspect takes on a mission of its own, there's a shift to more practical self-forecasting and storm avoidance wisdom. Captain Ma-Li Chen shares his well-tested routing strategy and describes how it factors in the use of the 500 Mb chart.

International Marine's Weather Predicting Simplified: How to Read Weather Charts and Satellite Images

Author: Michael William Carr

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780070120310

Category: Science

Page: 179

View: 803

Weather Predicting Simplified is the first book that shows the reader, with many sample satellite photos and weather maps, how to predict the weather easily and accurately - without having to wait for hours for NOAA updates.

Reeds Maritime Meteorology

Author: Maurice Cornish,Elaine Ives

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408125528

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

View: 4238

Reeds Maritime Meteorology is 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 saltellite technology ocean currents and swell tropical revolving storms the development and distribution of sea ice weather routeing passage planning the management and care of cargo in heavy weather There 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. 'Commended to anyone who requires a clear and authoritative introduction to the subject' Marine Engineers Review 'A splendid volume...a comprehensive and serious weather book' The Seafarer

Understanding Weatherfax

Author: Mike Harris

Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.

ISBN: 9781574092158

Category: Nature

Page: 117

View: 7027

This clear handbook shows how to forecast the weather from radio and fax charts; an essential skill for any serious boater.

The Barometer Handbook

A Modern Look at Barometers and Applications of Barometric Pressure

Author: David Burch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780914025122

Category: Nature

Page: 238

View: 3506

A modern look at barometers and applications of barometric pressure.

Modern Weather for Sailors

A Marine Meteorology Primer

Author: John Jourdane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692766255

Category:

Page: 130

View: 9581

There is way too much weather information out there on the Internet, and the trick is to find the key weather you need to go sailing safely and quickly. This purpose of this book is to help sailors find and use the important weather information in the endless universe of weather information.Whether you are planning a day sail on a lake, or a voyage across an ocean, knowing what the weather is going to do is as important as knowing how to trim your sails or set your anchor. Hopefully, this book will help you learn how to find and understand the weather you need as a sailor.

Storm Tactics Handbook

Modern Methods of Heaving-to for survival in extreme conditions

Author: Larry Pardey,Lin Pardey

Publisher: L&L Pardey Publications

ISBN: 9781929214877

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 255

View: 2227

Since writing the previous edition of Storm Tactics Handbook, Lin and Larry have voyaged an additional 35,000 miles. This has taken them as far north as Norway, twice across the Atlantic, south to Argentina and into the Pacific, around Cape Horn contrary to the prevailing winds then on a North Pacfic circuit. With insights gained from these recent voyages, they have fully revised and expanded this text by more than 40% including seven completely new chapters – among them; Lessons from Cape Horn, An interview on storm survival and heaving to with the late Sir Peter Blake, Heaving-to using a Gale Rider on 55 foot Morgan’s Cloud, Adding Rudder Protection Stops. Discussions on avoiding chafe, building and using storm staysails, choosing storm gear, when to deploy para-anchors, tactics for avoiding the worst areas of cyclonic storms and many more have been expanded to answer questions posed by readers and seminar attendees.

ASD Tugs

Learning to Drive a Z-drive

Author: Jeffery Slesinger

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780870336171

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

View: 2490

An Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD) tug boat is a high-performance vessel that is responsive, quick to maneuver, and extremely powerful. This workbook is designed to facilitate learning, through both intellectual and hands-on presentations. It teaches a clear understanding of ASD tug maneuvering principles and assists the reader in acquiring the intuitive feel for operating the tug. Text and illustrations provide exercises recommended to build the hands-on knowledge. The book covers the basic elements of maneuvering an ASD tug, through steering, speed, turning, stopping, hovering, and lateral movement. Each chapter provides questions to test and strengthen the skills.

Underdogs

The Making of the Modern Marine Corps

Author: Aaron B. O'Connell

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674071468

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 747

The Marine Corps has always considered itself a branch apart. Since 1775 America’s smallest armed service has been suspicious of outsiders and deeply loyal to its traditions. Undying faith in its exceptionalism made the Marines one of the sharpest, swiftest tools of American military power, but developing this brand did not come without costs.

The Psychology of Sailing

The Sea's Effects on Mind and Body

Author: Michael Stadler

Publisher: International Marine Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 120

View: 1883

Describes the psychological effect of fog, storms, and the motion of the sea, and discusses optical illusions, seasickness, and crew psychology

Weather Workbook

Questions, Answers, and Resources on Marine Weather

Author: David Burch

Publisher: Starpath Publications

ISBN: 9780914025092

Category: Education

Page: 72

View: 7354

"This workbook is intended to supplement the text Modern Marine Weather with practice questions and convenient resources."--title page verso.

Instant Storm Forecasting

Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0713687843

Category: Nature

Page: 64

View: 7457

A practical and invaluable reference for anyone venturing out into the elements, from walkers and golfers to sailors and pilots.

Silent Spring

Author: Rachel Carson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618249060

Category: Nature

Page: 378

View: 8289

Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.

Ocean Warriors

Author: Rob Mundle

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 0730493466

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 1481

A breathtaking account of the world's most gruelling yacht race. the world's greatest round-the-world yacht race is the Volvo Ocean Race. the men and women who compete have an insatiable appetite for tough competition, danger and the challenge of life-threatening experiences. It is a competition in which they must cover more than 32,000 miles (52,600 km) in nine months and conquer the world s oceans. It s non-stop racing. to win the battle they must overcome the elements - from the mind-bending frustration and oppressive heat of tropical calms, to the icy blasts that drive through the minefield of icebergs deep in the Southern Ocean. this is a story about human endeavour and testing the limits of physical and mental endurance. It's also the story of team cohesion and racing to the max as we delve inside the struggles and triumphs of one particular team, team News Corp, as they battle to become the world's best ocean warriors. A breathtaking account of the world's most gruelling yacht race. the world's greatest round-the-world yacht race is the Volvo Ocean Race. the men and women who compete have an insatiable appetite for tough competition, danger and the challenge of life-threatening experiences. It is a competition in which they must cover more than 32,000 miles (52,600 km) in nine months and conquer the world s oceans. It s non-stop racing. to win the battle they must overcome the elements - from the mind-bending frustration and oppressive heat of tropical calms, to the icy blasts that drive through the minefield of icebergs deep in the Southern Ocean. this is a story about human endeavour and testing the limits of physical and mental endurance. It's also the story of team cohesion and racing to the max as we delve inside the struggles and triumphs of one particular team, team News Corp, as they battle to become the world's best ocean warriors.

Seaworthiness the Forgotten Factor

Author: C. A. Marchaj

Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical Press

ISBN: 9781408104088

Category:

Page: 384

View: 3162

'The most important work on sailing matters' Little Ship Club A survey of the seaworthiness of modern yacht designs, thisrevised edition is based on the highest degree of practical andacademic research, and shows how modern yachts often sacrifice safetyfor speed.

Get Rid of Boat Odors!

A Boat Owner's Guide to Marine Sanitation Systems and Other Sources of Aggravation and Odor

Author: Peggie Hall

Publisher: Seaworthy Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9781892399151

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 90

View: 9843

"Get Rid of Boat Odors," by Peggie Hall, known by many of her fans as "The Headmistress," will teach you how to eliminate annoying odors on your boat by treating the source instead of perfuming the symptoms. It covers all aspect of marine sanitation as well as other odor causing problems, like dirty bilge areas, in an easy to understand format. The focus is to instruct the reader on how to resolve odor problems, not just disguise them. In addition, there are extensive appendices providing detailed contact information on equipment manufacturers and schematics of most major brands and models of marine toilets that will allow the reader to make necessary repairs with a high degree of confidence. "Get rid of Boat Odors" is a book for boat owners or professionals in the boating industry alike. It's the most comprehensive guide available to help solve the widespread problem of annoying odors on boats.