The Sailor`s Book of the Weather
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.
Why the Sailors Book of the Weather?
Introduction to Weather.
The Structure of the Atmosphere.
Physics of the Atmosphere.
Physical Changes Affecting the Weather.
The Rise and Fall of an Air Parcel: Stability.
Workings of the Weather.
The Polar Front Low.
The Jet Stream.
Plotted Weather Charts and Forecasting.
DIY Forecasting from the Charts.
Observing the Weather.
Forecasting from the Clouds.
The Whisper of the Winds.
Mist and Fog.
Where to Get Weather Information.
The Shipping Forecast.
Internet Weather Charts.
Radiofax, Radioteletype and GRIB.
Further Learning at Weather School.
Appendix: Charts for You to Draw.