Modern Marine Weather, 2nd. Ed.
Publication date: March 2013
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)
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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, satellite wind measurements, and other modern resources. "I have chosen this book as the definitive text for the wardroom of my U.S. Navy Destroyer. Superior explanations that are as useful for the professional naval officer as they are for the coastal pleasure cruiser or blue water sailor. Consistent with all of David Burch's texts: Easy to read, fascinating, and the absolute best resource." - CDR Tate Westbrook, CO USS Spruance (DDG111) "First class reference book on the subject of marine weather and the information it contains will help every sailor, every day!" - Peter Isler, two-time America's Cup winning navigator "An essential reference for the coastal and offshore sailor. It goes far beyond the traditional marine weather books. ...an excellent job of laying proper foundations for understanding marine weather, and bringing clarity to a complex topic." - Jim Corenman, developer of Saildocs and SailMail "The definitive text for those wanting to learn more about marine meteorology. ...David Burch should be applauded for this beautiful piece of work." - Kenn Batt, Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Sydney to Hobart Race weather briefer "An instant classic. If you own one book about weather this is it. If you want to make your own intelligent forecast and pick-up local knowledge like a local, you will find all the information in this most excellent book." - Philippe Kahn, CEO, FullPower Technologies, Doublehanded Transpacific record holder "A new and truly extraordinary treatise on an age old subject. Principles and scientific conclusions expertly revealed in layman's terms." - Roger Jones, Director, The Navigation Foundation "...points out where to find the best stuff quickly, how to read weather maps, digest storms warnings, read clouds, interpret GRIB data and satellite winds to win yacht races or sail comfortably across an ocean." - Bob McDavitt, New Zealand MetService