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Keeling, Simon

The Sailor`s Book of the Weather

€ 23.95

Introduces the principles that influence the weather and gives sailors the tools to forecast from observations. This book includes illustrations to explain concepts and photographs to show weather systems in action. It contains an appendix which provides practice charts for readers to develop their skills.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:

Why the Sailors Book of the Weather?

Introduction to Weather.

The Structure of the Atmosphere.

The Seasons.

Global Circulation.

Physics of the Atmosphere.

Physical Changes Affecting the Weather.

The Rise and Fall of an Air Parcel: Stability.

Atmospheric Forces.

Workings of the Weather.

Air Masses.

Pressure Systems.

Fronts.

The Polar Front Low.

The Jet Stream.

Practical Forecasting.

Plotted Weather Charts and Forecasting.

DIY Forecasting from the Charts.

Observing the Weather.

Forecasting from the Clouds.

The Whisper of the Winds.

Hazards.

Thunderstorms.

Mist and Fog.

Where to Get Weather Information.

The Shipping Forecast.

Internet Weather Charts.

Radiofax, Radioteletype and GRIB.

Conclusion.

Further Learning at Weather School.

Appendix: Charts for You to Draw.

Index.
Extra informatie: 
Paperback / softback
164 pagina's
Januari 2008
386 gram
210 x 171 x 13 mm
Fernhurst Books Ltd. us

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