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: 1262

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.
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Instant Weather Forecasting

You Can Predict the Weather

Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472935373

Category: Nature

Page: 64

View: 8380

Instant Weather Forecasting has been a perennial bestseller since it was first published nearly 50 years ago. A brilliant concept, its winning formula of 24 clear 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. This revised and updated 5th edition takes into account the new ways users can receive professional weather forecasts, factor them into their own cloud observations, and develop an even better understanding of how the weather will change. This bestselling gem of a book will continue to be invaluable to anyone participating in outdoor activities, from farming, gardening and walking to riding, golfing, flying, sailing, fishing - and of course holidaymakers.
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Reeds Maritime Meteorology

Author: Maurice Cornish,Elaine Ives

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408125528

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

View: 3274

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
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Modern Marine Weather, Second Edition

Author: David Burch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780914025337

Category: Transportation

Page: 350

View: 1609

A comprehensive text on how to take weather into account for the planning and navigation of voyages, local or global, using the latest technologies as well as the time-honored skills of maritime tradition, so that your time on the water remains as safe and efficient as possible. Covers practical applications of GRIB files, ASCAT wind measurements, and other modern resources.
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Mariner's Weather Handbook

A Guide to Forecasting & Tactics

Author: Steve Dashew,Linda Dashew

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780965802888

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 4657

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Understanding Weatherfax

Author: Mike Harris

Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.

ISBN: 9781574092158

Category: Nature

Page: 117

View: 3839

This clear handbook shows how to forecast the weather from radio and fax charts; an essential skill for any serious boater.
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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: 5044

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.
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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: 7914

A modern look at barometers and applications of barometric pressure.
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Surviving the Storm

Coastal and Offshore Tactics

Author: Steve Dashew,Linda Dashew

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780965802857

Category: Science

Page: 675

View: 6668

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Coastal Navigation Exercises

Over 100 exercises based on the Canadian chart Strait of Georgia, Southern Portion

Author: Dominique F. Prinet

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1525521241

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 443

Coastal Navigation Exercises is based on the notes and exercises prepared for students during some 15 years of teaching marine navigation to sailors and professional mariners. The data tables needed to do the exercises are given in the Appendix of this manual. Most of the exercises require the Canadian marine chart CHS 3463, Strait of Georgia, Southern Portion, published under the authority of Canadian Hydrographic Services and available through chart retailers. A list of over 500 CHS retailers in Canada, the US, the UK, and Japan is available from www.charts.gc.ca/charts-cartes/dealerdepositaire-eng.asp. The exercises are grouped in six sessions corresponding to the six sessions of the Power Point presentation. This presentation can be freely downloaded from the web site www.MarineNavigationBooks.com, and reproduces the images illustrating the course book (Costal Navigation for Class and Home Study) as well as the exercises in this manual. Each question is on one slide, and the answer on the next one.
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Modern Weather for Sailors

A Marine Meteorology Primer

Author: John Jourdane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692766255

Category:

Page: 130

View: 5803

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.
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Laboratory and Field Investigations in Marine Life

Author: James L. Sumich,Gordon Dudley

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763729158

Category: Science

Page: 195

View: 4117

The laboratory companion to Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life by James L. Sumich and John F. Morrissey, this laboratory manual further engages students in the excitement and challenges of understanding marine organisms and the environments in which they live. Students will benefit from a more thorough examination of the topics introduced in the text and lecture through observation and critical thinking activities in the Laboratory and Field Investigations in Marine Life. Also, the lab manual includes suggested topics for additional investigation, which provides flexibility for both instructors and for students to explore further various topics of interest. The only lab manual of its kind, Laboratory and Field Investigations in Marine Life is the ideal complement to any marine biology teaching and learning package!
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ASD Tugs

Learning to Drive a Z-drive

Author: Jeffery Slesinger

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780870336171

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

View: 1801

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.
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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: 1397

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

Author: Rachel Carson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618249060

Category: Nature

Page: 378

View: 8137

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

Questions, Answers, and Resources on Marine Weather

Author: David Burch

Publisher: Starpath Publications

ISBN: 9780914025092

Category: Education

Page: 72

View: 5450

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

Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0713687843

Category: Nature

Page: 64

View: 7696

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

Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

ISBN: 0679645985

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 6566

Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (The New York Observer) #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER | NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST | NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST | NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Washington Post • People • Entertainment Weekly • Vogue • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • New York • Newsday • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward. Praise for Between the World and Me “Powerful . . . a searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “Eloquent . . . in the tradition of James Baldwin with echoes of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man . . . an autobiography of the black body in America.”—The Boston Globe “Brilliant . . . [Coates] is firing on all cylinders.”—The Washington Post “Urgent, lyrical, and devastating . . . a new classic of our time.”—Vogue “A crucial book during this moment of generational awakening.”—The New Yorker “Titanic and timely . . . essential reading.”—Entertainment Weekly
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Ocean Warriors

Author: Rob Mundle

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 0730493466

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 7445

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.
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