Meteorology at Sea by Ray Sanderson

Meteorology at Sea by Ray Sanderson lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Meteorology section.

London: Stanford Maritime, 1982, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Graphs; Diagrams; Meteorological charts; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: Practical forecasting and the weather features particularly concerning yachtsmen and professional mariners are emphasized in this book. Pure theory is restricted to the subject of atmospheric stability and the forces producing winds, precipitation and altered visibility, and is discussed non-mathematically and in the light of up-to-date meteorological knowledge by an experienced marine and aviation forecaster. The movement of weather systems, gales, hurricanes and typhoons, wave formation and behaviour, and ocean currents and icing are also included. Understanding professional forecasts and using them with ones own observations of the signs to be found in the sky and waves are of course essential, and covered fully. The book is intended for students preparing for seagoing examinations as well as those with a more general interest, and also as a reference on board.

Marine meteorology as it differs in the Southern Hemisphere and outside European waters is considered, and the behaviour and signs of the several types of tropical revolving storms that are found in various parts of the world as well as the correct tactics for avoiding them. The Fastnet Storm and its forecasting is also analysed. For those planning cruises or long passages there are chapters on the weather and winds in the Baltic and Mediterranean, on the routes to the Med and transatlantic to the Caribbean via the Azores and Canaries.

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight.

Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 227 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.

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