meteorology for seafarers

Author(s) R. M. Frampton
Publisher Brown, Son & Ferguson
Date 1997
Pages 137
Format pdf
Size 40 Mb







Very useful technical publication explaining all complexities associated with the atmosphere and intented to provide all info required by the professional seafarers to aspire them all to the first-class COC, i.e. certificates of competency. The content starts with the general information related to the meteorology covering the structure, density, temperature, composition and pressure of the atmosphere.

The following chapter is covering atmospheric pressure including isobars and barometers, barographs and pressure tendency etc, while the third one addresses the temperature, touching the temperature observation, energy transfer, radiation and other aspects. The next chapter is dedicated to water contained in the atmosphere covering its states, water vapor, evaporation/condensation, hygrometers and Dew-point, plus relative humidity.

The diurnal variations of the atmospheric pressure, temperature and atmospheric water are also dealt with. The remaining chapters of the volume are focusing on the clouds, providing clear description of their types and rate of the adiabatic lapse, for and precipitation, including visibility, haze and development, winds, including both land and sea breezes and anabatic/katabatic winds, temperate/polar zone circulation including anticyclones, cols and frontal and secondary depressions, subtropical and tropical circulation, proper organization and operation of the meteorological services, and available forecasting sources.

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