Oceans, Seas and Sailing
Captain Bucko's Water and Weather Handbook: An Entertaining and Easy-to-Read Collection of Inside Information, Fascinating Facts, Trivial Tidbits, and Helpful Hints by a Professional Oceanographer and Marine Meteorologist, to Help Make Your Voyages Safer and More Enjoyable
- Author: Roger Huff
- Publisher: iUniverse, Inc. 2006.
- ISBN: 9780595396870
- Annotation: As the title suggests, this is a collection of facts, trivia and hints on sailing and the weather written in an entertaining and easy-to-read style. Roger Huff is a lifelong boater, educator, oceanographer, marine meteorologist, and writer for the boating industry.
Instant Storm Forecasting
- Author: Alan Watts
- Publisher:Sheridan House, Inc. 2009.
- ISBN: 9781574092776
- Annotation: Photographs of cloud formations, helpful tables and practical explanations show the reader how to assess the chances of getting caught in a storm and how severe the storm is likely to be. Strong winds, thunderstorms, hail, tornadoes, typhoons, hurricanes and waterspouts are all covered.
Instant Weather Forecasting
- Author: Alan Watts
- Publisher: Sheridan House. 2001.
- ISBN: 9781574091366
- Annotation: 24 full-page color pictures showing various types of weather are included. For each picture, Watts gives a clear and detailed explanation, using tables, of what the weather is currently doing and what it is likely to do next. The author is both a professional meteorologist and an avid sailor.
Lightning and Boats: A Manual of Safety and Prevention
- Author: Michael V. Huck, Jr.
- ISBN: 9780070291522
- Annotation:The basics of lightning are explained along with techniques and equipment that boaters can use to keep themselves safe and their boats and equipment functioning.
Mariner's Weather Handbook: A Guide to Forecasting and Tactics
- Author: Steve Dashew, Linda Dashew
- Publisher: Beowulf Inc. 1998.
- ISBN: 9780965802826
- Annotation: The authors explain the essential elements of weather forecasting and how mariners can read clues in the sky, sea and wind to make their own forecasts, recognize potential risks, or verify official forecasts. Photos, checklists, and examples help make the principles clear for both tropical and temperate climates in both the North and South hemispheres.
On-Board Weather Forecasting
- Author: Robert J. Sweet
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing. 2005.
- ISBN: 9780071445474
- Annotation: This laminated guide presents 14 color panels of concise and essential information for on-board weather forecasting, designed for quick reference.
>On-Board Weather Handbook: Understanding and Predicting Conditions at Sea
- Author: Chris Tibbs
- Publisher: International Marine / Ragged Mountain Press. 2008.
- ISBN: 0071497152
- Annotation: Chris Tibbs is a Royal Yachting Association Ocean Yachtmaster with more than 250,000 miles at sea, and he also has a master's degree in meteorology. Written originally in Britain and adapted for the North American market, On-Board Weather Handbook is a full-color, user-friendly introduction to interpreting wind, clouds and barometer and integrating these with official forecasts.
The Sailor's Weather Guide
- Author: Jeff Markell
- Publisher: Sheridan House. 2003.
- ISBN: 9781574091588
- Annotation: This handbook tells the sailor where to get the latest weather information and how to use it. Part I deals with the collection and distribution of weather information and the author's thoughts on how to evaluate timeliness and accuracy. Part II covers several matters such as maintaining a good weather watch on the vessel, being aware of the different seasonal weather patterns in various areas, and the El Nino phenomenon. Part III explains the basic mechanics of weather systems and how they form, move, and dissipate.
To Follow the Water: Exploring the Ocean to Discover Climate
- Author: Dallas Murphy
- Publisher: Basic Books. 2008.
- ISBN: 9780465005109
- Annotation: From Columbus and Magellan's ocean expeditions to today's oceanographers, Murphy tells the story of how people have always had a relationship with the ocean through human culture and exploration. As scientists today study and learn about the ocean's circulation and dynamic influence around the world, they are also learning about the ocean's impact on the climate and how it's changing.
Weather at Sea
- Author: David Houghton
- Publisher: Wiley. 2006.
- ISBN: 9781904475163
- Annotation: Written by an experienced British meteorologist and used in sailing courses, this book explains basic principles about the weather, how to read weather maps and forecasts, and how to interpret the information to predict the weather.