THE PREPARATION AND USE OF WEATHER MAPS BY MARINERS

This technical note is in reality a practical handbook of meteorology tailored to the needs of mariners. It sets out the various steps leading to the construction of a weather map and provides the ships officer with the techniques for its analysis in case an immediate forecast should be necessary. Part I deals with the role of shipping in the gathering of meteorological observations and explains the way in which they are encoded, the method of plotting and the drawing of isobars. It also gives suitably detailed answers for different climatic regions to questions about weather systems such as fronts. Part II discusses the various ways is which weather maps can be used in differing conditions, examining a number of weather situations which are particularly dangerous to shipping together with some relevant forecasting rules.

  • Corporate Authors:

    World Meteorological Organization

    41 Avenue Giuseppe-Motta
    1211 Geneva 20,   Switzerland 
  • Publication Date: 1966

Media Info

  • Pagination: 89 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 72

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052131
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Environmental Science Services Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WMO #179.TP.89 Tech Note
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM