Instant Weather Forecasting

Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408198967

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 64

View: 3729

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

Operational Weather Forecasting

Author: Peter Michael Inness,Steve Dorling

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118447638

Category: Science

Page: 248

View: 8225

This book offers a complete primer, covering the end-to-endprocess of forecast production, and bringing together a descriptionof all the relevant aspects together in a single volume; withplenty of explanation of some of the more complex issues andexamples of current, state-of-the-art practices. Operational Weather Forecasting covers the whole processof forecast production, from understanding the nature of theforecasting problem, gathering the observational data with which toinitialise and verify forecasts, designing and building a model (ormodels) to advance those initial conditions forwards in time andthen interpreting the model output and putting it into a form whichis relevant to customers of weather forecasts. Included is thegeneration of forecasts on the monthly-to-seasonal timescales,often excluded in text-books despite this type of forecastinghaving been undertaken for several years. This is a rapidly developing field, with a lot of variations inpractices between different forecasting centres. Thus theauthors have tried to be as generic as possible when describingaspects of numerical model design and formulation. Despitethe reliance on NWP, the human forecaster still has a big part toplay in producing weather forecasts and this is described, alongwith the issue of forecast verification – how forecastcentres measure their own performance and improve upon it. Advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students will use thisbook to understand how the theory comes together in the day-to-dayapplications of weather forecast production. In addition,professional weather forecasting practitioners, professional usersof weather forecasts and trainers will all find this new member ofthe RMetS Advancing Weather and Climate series avaluable tool. Provides an end-to-end description of the weather forecastingprocess Clearly structured and pitched at an accessible level, the bookdiscusses the practical choices that operational forecastingcentres have to make in terms of what numerical models they use andwhen they are run. Takes a very practical approach, using real life case-studiesto contextualize information Discusses the latest advances in the area, including ensemblemethods, monthly to seasonal range prediction and use of‘nowcasting’ tools such as radar and satelliteimagery Full colour throughout Written by a highly respected team of authors with experiencein both academia and practice. Part of the RMetS book series ‘Advancing Weather andClimate’

Weather Forecasting

Author: Terri Sievert

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736837392

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 8105

Discusses the tools and methods used to forecast the weather.

What Is Weather Forecasting?

Author: Lynnae Steinberg

Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing

ISBN: 162275798X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3147

In this lower elementary–level guide to meteorology, both the science and basic premises of weather forecasting are explained in dynamic, full-color spreads. Readers are invited to examine the role of cause and effect in weather patterns and predict the possible consequences of specific weather events. Compare and Contrast boxes invite readers to relate different means of predicting weather phenomena, while Think About It boxes excite readers to return to the text and engage in critical thinking—all key components of the Common Core Standards for reading informational text. Vocabulary boxes define unfamiliar terms, helping make this a truly accessible text.

Guide to Weather Forecasting

All the Information You'll Need to Make Your Own Weather Forecast

Author: Storm Dunlop

Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd


Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 9812

Describes weather forecasting, including how different phenomena develop, how geography produces local weather patterns, and ways to make a forecast at home.

Backpacker Magazine's Predicting Weather

Forecasting, Planning, And Preparing

Author: Lisa Densmore Ballard

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762766107

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 96

View: 8654

Backpacker Magazine's Weather informs readers about how weather happens, how to predict and recognize weather patterns, identify cloud formations and know what they mean, develop weather awareness from basic meteorological concepts, and more. This handy pocket-sized guide is 96 pages, includes two popouts, and incorporates color photos, charts, and illustrations as needed throughout the interior.

Ocean Weather Forecasting

An Integrated View of Oceanography

Author: Eric P. Chassignet,Jacques Verron

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402039812

Category: Science

Page: 577

View: 2725

This volume covers a wide range of topics and summarizes our present knowledge in ocean modeling, ocean observing systems, and data assimilation. The Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE) provides a framework for these efforts: a global system of observations, communications, modeling, and assimilation that will deliver regular, comprehensive information on the state of the oceans, engendering wide utility and availability for maximum benefit to the community.

Weather Forecasting for Aeronautics

Author: Joseph J. George

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 1483258602

Category: Science

Page: 684

View: 4013

Weather Forecasting for Aeronautics provides forecasters and pilots wanting to study more about the art and science of predicting weather with the essential aids and methods for making practical application of their knowledge of the fundamentals of the science of meteorology. The publication first underscores the forecast problem, construction of the prognostic pressure chart, and prediction of cyclogenesis. Discussions focus on forecasting information concerning new cyclogenesis, making operational and planning forecasts, cyclogenesis off the east coast of Asia, application of weather forecasts to operational problems, and cyclogenesis in the eastern United States. The text then ponders on forecasting the movement, deepening, and filling of cyclones and movement of anticyclones in North America. The manuscript takes a look at the movement of cold lows at the 500-millibar level and their influence on surface lows, displacement of surface cold fronts, and warm frontal analysis and movement. Topics include movement of warm fronts, identification and location of warm fronts, East Coast wedge type, and warm frontogenesis. The text then examines the movement of tropical cyclones, prediction of very low ceiling and fogs, and prediction of severe weather. The publication is a dependable reference for weather forecasters and pilots.

Weather Forecasting

Systems Architecture Needed for National Weather Service Modernization : Report to Congressional Requesters

Author: United States. General Accounting Office

Publisher: N.A


Category: Weather forecasting

Page: 40

View: 7615

50 Ways to Improve Your Weather Forecasting

Author: Dag Pike

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408127210

Category: Nature

Page: 96

View: 1861

This is a book about practical weather forecasting, and it starts where most other books finish. Weather forecasts give you a lot of information about the weather to come but they often leave out a lot of the detail, and the timing of changes can also be vague. In this book, Dag Pike shows how to translate the basics into practical weather forecasts so that you can work out what it will be like in your area and along your proposed route. Sailors will be able to make better use of the available wind and avoid difficult areas, whilst powerboat drivers more interested in the sea conditions will be able to find the smoothest waters for a better ride. With the help of this book, readers will pick up expert tips such as Predicting the weather at sea from scanty weather forecasts Knowing what conditions to expect when near cliffs, river estuaries and valleys Understanding how the wind affects tides 50 Ways to Improve Your Weather Forecasting distils Dag Pike's experience gained from over 50 years of driving a whole range of craft from high-speed powerboats and lifeboats to ships and sailing boats. Written by one of the most experienced seamen in the world, it is your passport to practical weather forecasting techniques that will get you safely to your destination whether in fine weather or foul.

Weather Forecasting

Radar Availability Requirement Not Being Met

Author: DIANE Publishing Company

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788134364


Page: 48

View: 8700

Reviews the Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD), a Doppler weather radar that the Department of Commerce, Defense, and Transportation are jointly acquiring. This $1.4 billion project will establish a constellation of radars to increase the accuracy, timeliness, and credibility of hazardous weather warnings. Focuses on changes in the number of NEXRADs being deployed, contract options to purchase additional radar units, the Air Force's contribution to the national NEXRAD network, and the accessibility and availability of NEXRADs.