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The Resource 50 ways to improve your weather forecasting, Dag Pike

50 ways to improve your weather forecasting, Dag Pike

Label
50 ways to improve your weather forecasting
Title
50 ways to improve your weather forecasting
Statement of responsibility
Dag Pike
Title variation
Fifty ways to improve your weather forecasting
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Cataloging source
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Pike, Dag
Dewey number
551.63
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC993.84
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
50 ways
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Weather forecasting
  • Marine meteorology
  • NATURE
  • SCIENCE
  • Marine meteorology
  • Weather forecasting
Label
50 ways to improve your weather forecasting, Dag Pike
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
WEATHER FORECASTS -- 1 When to go to sea -- 2 Negotiating with the weather -- 3 Weather in the fourth dimension -- 4 The limitations of forecasts -- 5 Questioning the forecast -- 6 Evolving weather -- 7 You get what you pay for -- 8 Weather from coast stations -- INTERPRETING THE FORECASTS -- 9 Recording the weather -- 10 Reading between the lines -- 11 The meaning of 'later' -- 12 The speed of the weather -- 13 Pinning down the wind strength -- 14 The language of forecasters -- 15 Forecasting wave height -- FINE-TUNING THE FORECAST -- 16 Fine-tuning factors -- 17 Inconsistencies in the forecast -- 18 When the airflow is broken -- 19 When the wind is off the land -- 20 Winds around and over islands -- 21 Winds parallel to the shore -- 22 Sea breezes -- THE WIND AND THE SEA -- 23 The Beaufort Scale -- 24 The effect of wind on the tides -- 25 Tides and waves -- 26 Wave refraction -- 27 Wave heights -- 28 The effect of depth on sea conditions -- 29 Identifying dangerous sea conditions -- 30 What makes a wave break -- 31 Fetch and time -- LOCAL WEATHER CONDITIONS -- 32 Radiation fog -- 33 Advection fog -- 34 When will the fog clear? -- 35 Drizzle -- 36 Gusts -- 37 Squalls -- 38 Thunderstorms -- 39 Avoiding thunderstorms -- 40 Line squalls and waterspouts -- 41 The message from the clouds -- 42 Clouds in a warm front -- TACTICS AND SHORT-TERM CHANGES -- 43 Deepening depressions -- 44 Secondary lows -- 45 Using satellite information -- 46 Running for shelter -- 47 Weather tactics -- 48 Coastal tactics -- 49 Weather routing -- 50 Weather lore
Control code
854585612
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (96 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781408127216
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)854585612
Label
50 ways to improve your weather forecasting, Dag Pike
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
WEATHER FORECASTS -- 1 When to go to sea -- 2 Negotiating with the weather -- 3 Weather in the fourth dimension -- 4 The limitations of forecasts -- 5 Questioning the forecast -- 6 Evolving weather -- 7 You get what you pay for -- 8 Weather from coast stations -- INTERPRETING THE FORECASTS -- 9 Recording the weather -- 10 Reading between the lines -- 11 The meaning of 'later' -- 12 The speed of the weather -- 13 Pinning down the wind strength -- 14 The language of forecasters -- 15 Forecasting wave height -- FINE-TUNING THE FORECAST -- 16 Fine-tuning factors -- 17 Inconsistencies in the forecast -- 18 When the airflow is broken -- 19 When the wind is off the land -- 20 Winds around and over islands -- 21 Winds parallel to the shore -- 22 Sea breezes -- THE WIND AND THE SEA -- 23 The Beaufort Scale -- 24 The effect of wind on the tides -- 25 Tides and waves -- 26 Wave refraction -- 27 Wave heights -- 28 The effect of depth on sea conditions -- 29 Identifying dangerous sea conditions -- 30 What makes a wave break -- 31 Fetch and time -- LOCAL WEATHER CONDITIONS -- 32 Radiation fog -- 33 Advection fog -- 34 When will the fog clear? -- 35 Drizzle -- 36 Gusts -- 37 Squalls -- 38 Thunderstorms -- 39 Avoiding thunderstorms -- 40 Line squalls and waterspouts -- 41 The message from the clouds -- 42 Clouds in a warm front -- TACTICS AND SHORT-TERM CHANGES -- 43 Deepening depressions -- 44 Secondary lows -- 45 Using satellite information -- 46 Running for shelter -- 47 Weather tactics -- 48 Coastal tactics -- 49 Weather routing -- 50 Weather lore
Control code
854585612
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (96 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781408127216
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)854585612

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