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Instant Storm Forecasting

Author : Alan Watts
ISBN : 9781408125588
Genre : Nature
File Size : 32.60 MB
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Instant Storm Forecasting is an invaluable reference for anyone pursuing outdoor activities. Using dramatic photographs of cloud formations, helpful tables and practical explanations, Alan Watts equips the reader with the tools to assess the chances of being caught out in a storm, and judge how severe that storm might be. He explains how strong winds build up, how thunder and hail stones are formed and what causes hurricanes, tornadoes, typhoons and waterspouts. This comprehensive little book makes fascinating reading as well as being an essential guide for anyone about to encounter the elements. Praise for Instant Weather Forecasting: 'Excellent value and a good cockpit companion' Classic Boat 'Useful in every clubhouse' Golf Monthly 'A surefire bestseller' The Yachtsman 'Another gem that's a dog-eared favourite' Coastal Cruising 'Well worth a place on the bookshelf or in the car or rucksack' The Countryman 'A handy and information-packed little volume' Birdwatch
Category: Nature

Instant Wind Forecasting

Author : Alan Watts
ISBN : 9781408198971
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 65.52 MB
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Instant Wind Forecasting is a quick reference guide for all who work or play outdoors whether dinghy, coastal or offshore sailors, fishermen, motorboaters, farmers, golfers, walkers or pilots. It will help them make meaningful predictions based on the look of the sky and the feel of the day. This book is the perfect companion to Alan Watt's international bestseller Instant Weather Forecasting and his latest book Instant Storm Forecasting. Its easily accessible format and revolutionary presentation has established the author's reputation as a layman's meteorologist. 'Still the best book of its kind around' All At Sea 'Worthwhile having either at home or on board' The Gaffers Log
Category: Sports & Recreation

Instant Weather Forecasting

Author : Alan Watts
ISBN : 9781472935380
Genre : Nature
File Size : 88.20 MB
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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.
Category: Nature

The Seabreeze Handbook

Author : Alan Watts
ISBN : 9781408159194
Genre : Nature
File Size : 87.93 MB
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Seabreezes are the lifeblood of cruising and racing sailors - but they are a fickle resource and it's vital to be able to predict and read the situations when they will blow strongly, change direction (annoyingly) or vanish altogether. This is a highly practical handbook from Alan Watts, the renowned meteorology author, on a subject only lightly touched upon in other books. Here he helps seafarers of all types (dinghy sailors, yacht racers, big boat cruisers, etc) to capitalise on when the seabreeze will occur and from what direction. He will explain the relevance of: - Time of day - Sea/land temperature - Local topography (bays, cliffs, headlands, etc) - Pressure systems and their effect on the arrival and duration of seabreezes Illustrated with photos, wind charts, box-outs, checklists, and tips and hints, this is the book that will help sailors to use the wind efficiently, whether to cruise or race successfully.
Category: Nature

Space Weather

Author : Paul Song
ISBN : UCSD:31822031266208
Genre : Science
File Size : 89.52 MB
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Space weather is considered to be conditions on the Sun and in the solar wind, magnetosphere, ionosphere, and thermosphere that can influence the reliability and performance of space-borne or ground- based technological systems. Song (environmental earth and atmospheric sciences, U. of Massachusetts), Singer (Space Environment Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), and Siscoe (Center for Space Physics, Boston U.) present 50 articles on current understanding and advances in the description and prediction of space weather. Nine of the articles, accessible to non-specialists, touch upon broad issues of space weather in the area of technology, science, industry, and commerce. The remaining articles are geared more towards the scientific community and address the sun and its influence on space weather, specification and prediction of the magnetosphere, and specification and prediction of the ionosphere and thermosphere. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
Category: Science

Guide To Weather Forecasting

Author : Storm Dunlop
ISBN : PSU:000067895496
Genre : Nature
File Size : 83.80 MB
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Describes weather forecasting, including how different phenomena develop, how geography produces local weather patterns, and ways to make a forecast at home.
Category: Nature

Handbook Of Applied Meteorology

Author : David D. Houghton
ISBN : MINN:31951000322477J
Genre : Science
File Size : 74.4 MB
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This handbook presents, for the first time, an authoritative, comprehensive reference on meteorological knowledge and technology. Designed for professionals and technicians outside the meteorological profession, this broad-ranging book offers general guidelines for those who need information on the effects of weather, e.g., on heating requirements and structural strength. Discusses the importance of meteorology in engineering and science as well as its general importance in society.
Category: Science