• Transportation

Reeds Maritime Meteorology

Author: Maurice Cornish,Elaine Ives
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472902653
Category: Transportation
Page: 229
View: 2263
Reeds Maritime Meteorology is written primarily for serving and trainee deck officers, those studying for certificates of competency in merchant ships and for fishermen. It provides descriptions of the elements and forces which contribute to maritime meteorology and the principles which govern them, and deals specifically with: weather forecasting at sea and the use of fax, navtex and saltellite technology ocean currents and swell tropical revolving storms the development and distribution of sea ice weather routeing passage planning the management and care of cargo in heavy weather 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

    • Nature

Reeds Weather Handbook

Author: Frank Singleton
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408156423
Category: Nature
Page: 128
View: 4780
The bestselling Reeds Handbooks are hugely popular with boaters on board and at home, and the Reeds Weather Handbook continues in this same tradition. This essential pocket-sized guide equips the reader with all the tools to predict and deal with local and distant weather conditions, whether on a day trip or a longer cruise, along the coast or further offshore. Each topic is broken down into digestible chapters, explaining the origins and effects of the full spectrum of weather conditions, including: - using and evaluating weather forecasts - depressions, fronts, isobars and other coastal effects - waves and swells - weather lore and sky watching With practical explanations and helpful diagrams and photographs, this is the ideal aide-memoire for skippers and crew, especially those studying for their Day Skipper and Yachtmaster exams.

    • Science

Heavy Weather Avoidance and Route Design

Concepts and Applications of 500 Mb Charts
Author: Mike Ma-Li Chen,Lee S. Chesneau
Publisher: Paradise Cay Publications
ISBN: 9780939837786
Category: Science
Page: 246
View: 7161
In Heavy Weather Avoidance, Chen and Chesneau merge the seamanship of a master mariner and the forecast expertise of a senior meteorologist, providing readers with double-barrel exposure to what actually goes on in the atmosphere and on the sea's surface. Mariners and recreational sailors are more concerned about the implications of volatile weather rather than its fluid dynamics. From start to finish the authors have cut to the chase, creating a readable text brimming with useful graphics. It's focused on the root cause of how and why bad weather develops and where it's likely to go. There's enough theory provided for a reader to get a feel for how air mass energy transfer works, but just as the theoretical aspect takes on a mission of its own, there's a shift to more practical self-forecasting and storm avoidance wisdom. Captain Ma-Li Chen shares his well-tested routing strategy and describes how it factors in the use of the 500 Mb chart.

    • Sports & Recreation

Reeds Superyacht Manual

Published in Association with Bluewater Training
Author: James Clarke
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408197898
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 400
View: 8933
A complete reference and training manual for everyone involved with yachts, from crew member to Officer of the Watch.

    • Social Science

Reeds Vol 13: Ship Stability, Powering and Resistance

Author: Christopher Patterson,Jonathan Ridley
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408176122
Category: Social Science
Page: 784
View: 9456
Introduction to concepts of ship stability, resistance and powering relevant to marine professionals, including naval architects and merchant navy deck and engineering officers.

    • Sports & Recreation

Maritime Meteorology

Author: Maurice M. Cornish,Elaine E. Ives
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780901281678
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 270
View: 5571
This book has been written primarily for serving trainee deck officers in merchant ships (including those aiming for dual qualification) as well as for fishermen and ocean-going yachtsmen. It includes the latest developments in weather forecasting such as satellite technology, fax and Navtex, and GMDSS. It includes 16 pages of cloud formation illustrations in full color.Paperback - 5-1/2" x 8-1/4" - 268 pp - 87 b/w

    • Transportation

Bridge Resource Management for Small Ships: The Watchkeeper's Manual for Limited-Tonnage Vessels

Author: Daniel Parrott
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071550089
Category: Transportation
Page: 192
View: 8195
Your vessel may be equipped with the most advanced technology and the most powerful engines, but the failure to apply the basic principles of bridge resource management can still prevent you from getting where you are going. Satellite systems, ARPA, electronic charts, AIS, sophisticated communication equipment and integrated navigational systems—all these advanced technologies provide valuable capabilities. But accidents still happen, and they usually involve human error. This simple fact has made Bridge Resource Management (BRM) training a requirement for watchkeepers worldwide. Bridge Resource Management for Small Ships: The Watchkeeper’s Manual for Limited-Tonnage Vessels is the first book to address the unique needs of operators of small ships (limited-tonnage vessels) including tugs, ferries, yachts, and other passenger-carrying vessels. Features: Case histories to illustrate important points A complete course in BRM, suited for studying on your own as well as a complement to your classwork Topics include: Introduction to BRM, Standard Operating Procedures, Passage Planning, Implementing the Passage Plan, Building a Passage Plan, Situational Awareness and Human Factors, including: Overreliance, Distraction, Stress, Fatigue, Complacency, and Transition; and Human Interactions, including Communications, Teams and Teamwork, Decision Making and Leadership, and Human Error

    • Sports & Recreation

Instant Weather Forecasting

Author: Alan Watts
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408107791
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 64
View: 9925
Instant Weather Forecasting has been a perennial bestseller since it was first published nearly 40 years ago. A brilliant concept, its winning formula of 24 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. With a revised and updated text, along with new colour photographs and diagrams, this bestselling gem of a book will be invaluable to anyone participating in outdoor activities, from farming, gardening and walking to riding, golfing, flying, sailing and fishing - and of course holidaymakers. 'Excellent value and a good cockpit companion' Classic Boat 'A surefire bestseller' The Yachtsman 'Another gem that's a dog-eared favourite' Coastal Cruising 'A handy and information-packed little volume' Birdwatch

    • Technology & Engineering

Shipboard Operations

Author: H I Lavery
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135386331
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 320
View: 964
This book covers the knowledge of shipboard operations required by candidates for professional qualification as Chief Officer and Master Mariner. It deals with the basic routines and procedures, and the many regulations governing their use, for the safe and efficient operation of merchant ships. The book is also designated a fundamental text for the Maritime Transport paper of the Chartered Institute of Transport's membership examinations. The second edition takes into account recent developments in technology and regulation, and in particular covers major international legislation on Safety of Life at Sea and on Maritime Pollution as well as recent UK regulations on occupational health and safety and on operation of ro-ro ferries.

    • Sports & Recreation

Where the Ocean Meets the Sky

Solo into the Unknown
Author: Crispin Latymer
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472901622
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 232
View: 5305
'Nobody grows old living a number of years; people grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.' When Crispin Latymer hit 50 he had a 'What now?' moment - and decided he wanted to sail the Atlantic solo. But he was no intrepid adventurer - Latymer was an ordinary sailor, used to cruising the coasts of the UK, who wanted to do something memorable before he was too old. His voyage turned into an epic. Only two days into his trip, Latymer was caught by Tropical Storm Delta. During the following 23 days he also broke two ribs, was followed by pirates in a scary incident off the Mauritanian coast, and then broke a toe. He describes it all as 'magical'. Writing in an understated, inspirational way that speaks to ordinary sailors just like himself, Crispin's captivating story will encourage other cosy cruisers to break out of their comfort zone and dare to push their boundaries to where the ocean meets the sky.

    • Nature

The Weather Handbook

Author: Alan Watts
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472905490
Category: Nature
Page: 160
View: 7633
The third edition of this bestselling book explains how to combine professional weather forecasts with information from websites and apps and self-assessment of the signs in the sky to arrive at a local forecast of coming weather.

    • Technology & Engineering

Ship Stability for Masters and Mates

Author: Bryan Barrass,Capt D R Derrett
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 008097094X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 584
View: 9426
Ship Stability for Masters and Mates explores all aspects of ship stability and ship strength, squat, and interaction and trim, as well as materials stresses and forces. Organized into 56 chapters, the book looks at the relationship between ship stability and ship motion, with emphasis on group weights in a ship. It also explains how TPCs are calculated for a range of drafts extending beyond the light and loaded drafts, along with form coefficients, including the coefficient of fineness of the waterplane area. The book explains how to perform KB, BM, and KM calculations and make graphics on metacentric diagrams. It considers large-angle stability, the effect of beam and freeboard on stability, and hydrostatic curves and values for vessels that are initially on even keel. The reader is also introduced to free-surface effects of slack tanks with divisional bulkheads, how side winds affect ship stability, and the correlation between freeboard and stability curves. Other chapters focus on timber ship freeboard marks, procedures and calculations for drydocking and stability, and ship squat in open water and in confined channels. The book also includes extracts from the 1998 Merchant Shipping (Load Line) Regulations Number MSN 1752(M). This book is intended for students seeking to obtain Transport Certificates of Competency for Deck Officers and Engineering Officers and STCW equivalent International qualifications, as well as Chief Mates and Officers on Watch (Officers in Charge) on board merchant ships and other maritime personnel, port authorities, marine consultants, nautical study lecturers, and marine superintendents. Updated throughout to include new shipping industry developments and regulations, with 9 new chapters, the latest ship stability datasheets, and sample exam questions Provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of ship stability and ship strength, squat, interaction and trim, materials stresses and forces Concepts are supported with numerous worked examples, clear diagrams, graphs and equations to assist with understanding and application of this critical subject

    • Sports & Recreation

Reeds Cooking at Sea Handbook

Author: Sonja Brodie
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472944496
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 144
View: 4633
Getting breakfast, lunch and dinner from tins quickly becomes boring, but it is relatively easy to prepare and cook interesting, varied and delicious meals with the minimum of space, equipment and � most importantly � hassle. This handy pocket-sized reference book is packed with invaluable advice for feeding a hungry crew for a weekend, a week, a month or even a long-term cruise or ocean passage. A third of the book contains simple but delicious recipe ideas, but most of the book is packed with tips, tricks and guidance from someone who learnt all the secrets (and the pitfalls) during a 2-year cruise with only a single paraffin burner. The book covers: cooking whilst underway; cooking in harbour; food storage tips; how to equip or modify the galley for weekend or long-term cruising; how to provision and plan for coastal cruises or ocean passages; preparing freshly caught fish; baking bread aboard; using a pressure cooker; speed cooking; different foods available in different climates; and much, much more. Keeping food interesting is important, and this colourful aide-mémoire makes cooking at sea simpler, safer and more enjoyable for all aboard.

    • Nature

Into the Storm

Violent Tornadoes, Killer Hurricanes, and Death-Defying Adventures in Extreme We ather
Author: Reed Timmer,Andrew Tilin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101444371
Category: Nature
Page: 288
View: 1871
An eye-of-the-hurricane view of storm chasing from the star of the Discovery Channel hit series Storm Chasers. Only one in ten chases actually intercept a tornado-unless you're Reed Timmer. The thrill-seeking meteorologist and star of Storm Chasers has followed and faced down more violent tornadoes than anyone. Into the Storm brings readers into the mind of this man and his mission-collecting data that could save lives-in the terrifying, awe-inspiring world of big weather. Into the Storm is also a fascinating look at the science of weather-what causes extreme conditions, its connection to climate change, and how a tornado gets its stovepipe structure.

    • Transportation


A User's Handbook
Author: Denise Bréhaut
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472945670
Category: Transportation
Page: 128
View: 4885
The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) - the maritime equivalent to the emergency services number - provides a fast and efficient way of calling for assistance at sea, whatever the size of craft or its location. Denise Bréhaut explains the operation of the system as a whole and clearly outlines the procedures required to get help quickly, as well as covering the syllabi of the General Operator's Certificate (GOC), the Long Range Certificate (LRC) and the Restricted Operator's Certificate (ROC). Concise descriptions of channel usage, call signs, types of transmission and equipment allow novices as well as long-time users to thoroughly understand this life-saving communications system. The 6th edition of GMDSS incorporates all the changes to the regulations that came into force in 2009 as well as the 2016 system updates. GMDSS: A User's Handbook has proved an invaluable reference for exam candidates and equipment users alike for almost 20 years - it is the GMDSS bible. The clear and lucid text is supported with illustrations, handy Q&A sections and a quick-reference revision guide for GOC and LRC students. Since it was first published, this book has helped explain the system for anyone using GMDSS and has been excellent pre-course reading for students.

    • Nature


The True Story of how Science Tamed the Weather
Author: Michael Ray Smith
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 1608320340
Category: Nature
Page: 286
View: 4542
From the heart of tornado alley, Smith takes us into the eye of America's most devastating storms and behind the scenes of some of the world's most renowned scientific institutions to uncover the relationship between mankind and the weather.

    • Education

Rock Solid Answers

The Biblical Truth Behind 14 Geologic Questions
Author: Mike Oard,John K. Reed
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780890515679
Category: Education
Page: 272
View: 2045

    • Science

Storms from the Sun

The Emerging Science of Space Weather
Author: Michael J. Carlowicz,Ramon E. Lopez
Publisher: Joseph Henry Press
ISBN: 9780309076425
Category: Science
Page: 234
View: 8325
Examines the emerging physical science of space weather and the impact the sun and solar storms have on Earth life.

    • Technology & Engineering

Marine Radionavigation and Communications

Author: Jeffrey W. Monroe,Thomas L. Bushy
Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers
ISBN: 9780870335105
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 323
View: 410
Designed for those who make their living on the sea or who navigate offshore for recreation, this comprehensive textbook introduces the mariner to each navigation and communication system and outlines its use and limitations in practical application. An introduction to the basic theory of radio waves and how they impact system use is followed by descriptions of the various types of equipment and how they function. Especially useful for the navigator are discussions of radio direction finding systems, including radar beacons (RACONS); hyperbolic radio navigation systems; satellite navigation systems, including the Global Positioning System (GPS) and the Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS); hydrosonic systems; radar; and ARPA. The sections on communications cover all systems currently in application in the marine field, including the Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS). Finally, there are discussions of shipboard control systems, including compasses and steering systems as well as integrated bridge systems. This book also provides excellent preparation for those studying for a license examination or serving aboard ships in the military.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

The Man Who Named the Clouds

Author: Julie Hanna,Joan Holub
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480483036
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
View: 1536
In 1782, when Luke Howard was ten, he began keeping a weather journal to describe what he saw in the sky—he especially loved to watch the clouds. As an adult, Luke wanted to classify clouds, though many others had failed at this.