Meteorology can seem like a black art with the meteorologist producing forecasts that seem to contradict what you are reading from the charts. The Sailor's Book of the Weather takes the confusion out of the forecasts and helps you answer, 'Why is that happening?'
The Sailor's Book of the Weather introduces key principles that influence the weather and gives the sailor the tools to forecast from observations and make the most of the available information. Wind, clouds and knowledge of weather patterns and local conditions all contain ample hints to allow the informed mariner to accurately predict the weather.
Illustrated with charts and beautiful photographs, this book is a must for anyone who ventures onto the water, whatever your vessel or experience. It should be carried aboard every boat and is essential reading whether you are on the water, inland, on the coast or venturing further afield.
Why the Sailor's 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
Air Masses Pressure Systems
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 Index