Coastal and Offshore Weather: The Essential Handbook

Coastal and Offshore Weather: The Essential Handbook

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Coastal and Offshore Weather: The Essential Handbook, by Chris Parker, now in its 5th Edition.

If you have never read a book on marine weather, this is the perfect introduction to the subject. Most topics are covered on 1 or 2 pages, so it’s easy to digest. If you have read lots of weather books but didn’t completely understand them, then this is the perfect book to give you the foundation to understand other weather books. And, if you have mastered several other marine weather books, then this is a good book to expand your understanding, as I approach the subject very differently from any other weather book.

From the Foreword

I explore many topics of keen interest to mariners (like how to pick a good anchorage for the weather, how to pick a good cut to pass through and when to cross the Gulf Stream) which weather-only books fail to address and which non-weather authorities have generally failed to cover in the manner I do. The scope of this book is, however, limited by design. This is a basic book about marine weather applicable to the Bahamas and Southeast US Coast. It’s also covers some advanced topics and contains unique, up-to-date reference guides to the various weather analysis and forecast products (and exactly how to access them) available from numerous sources applicable to this geographical area. While most of what I write is scientifically accurate, I have taken occasional liberties in an effort to simplify discussions and enhance understanding of complex topics. For additional information, I recommend browsing various educational Web sites for topics of interest to you.From reading this book, you will have a good understanding of the basics, so I’d jump right into educational Web sites from NOAA and various Universities.

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