||Marine Surface Weather Observations
||National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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The original intention of the authors of the present edition of the NWS Observing Handbook No. 1 was to provide the readers with the maximunm amount of the useful information, We all know that the weather does have the nearly magical hold on the mariners and any change in the weather is always noted with some sense of trepidation. That is why reporting weather is very important for the safety of mariners and it is also one of the parts of the knowledge. The present book has four chapters - program description, ship's synoptic code and observing methods, transmitting the weather observation, the weatherwise marines. Apart from that, the Glossary is included describing the terminology used throughout the publication. The material is supplemented with three appendices addressing observing forms and supplies, conversion factors and equivalents, and interpretation of weather map symbols.