This book is written primarily for serving and trainee deck officers, those studying for certificates of competency in merchant ships, and for fishermen. The authors analyse the forces that contribute to maritime meteorology and the principles which govern them in order to equip deep sea mariners with the knowledge needed to best deal with situations at sea. Taking into account the latest developments in the use of satellite technology in forecasting, fax,Navtex and the ramifications of GMDSS.
There is an extensive glossary, revision questions at the end of each chapter, and a fold-out chart of ocean currents as well as numerous explanatory photos and diagrams. For this revised edition, the content and website addresses have been updated.
‘Commended to anyone who requires a clear and authoritative introduction to the subject’ Marine Engineers Review ‘A splendid volume…a comprehensive and serious weather book’ The Seafarer