By Steve Dashew;Linda Dashew
The main entire consultant to marine climate research, strategies, and typhoon avoidance. Teaches conventional forecasting in response to present saw stipulations, in addition to the newest instruments together with facsimile charts and the web. An easy-to-use software for sailors, energy boaters, expert seamen, and somebody drawn to the elements.
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Zones where a low is pushing against a high—which are discussed starting on page 114). This correlation is related to your latitude. , the closer you are to the equator), the more wind you will see from small changes. Conversely, higher latitudes require more of a barometric change to produce a given amount of wind. 51 ONBOARD PREDICTION A Weems & Plath recording barometer. This unit runs on a single AA battery that lasts about six months. The paper chart takes a week to go around the drum. Having a visible trace of what the barometric pressure is doing makes it a lot easier to get a handle on the coming conditions.
Wind-shifts. ❏ Hard edged cumulus clouds. passes 45 FRONTS The type of fronts we’ve been discussing are based on what is called the Norwegian model. The Norwegian model applies to frontal systems o ve r l a n d , m o s t small ocean frontal systems, and some large ocean systems. Another type of frontal structure, the Shapiro/Kaiser model, also referred to as a bent back warm front, is discussed in detail starting on page 211. OCCLUDED FRONTS This speed differential means that a cold front will eventually catch up with the warm front ahead of it.
61 ONBOARD PREDICTION DATA FROM OTHER YACHTS Things to look for when listening to we a t h e r re p o r t s from other vessels: ❏ Experience of the reporting crew. ❏ Trends in their wind speed, direction, sea state, and barometric pressure. ❏ Cloud types and trends. ❏ Has their barometer been calibrated recently? 62 It is the norm now on most passages to be sharing your part of the ocean with a number of other yachts. Often these yachts will check in to a “net” on either ham or SSB frequencies, giving their position, barometer reading, cloud cover, wind strength and direction.