A new, comprehensive text on how to take weather into account for the planning and navigation of voyages, local or global, using the latest technologies as well as the time-honored skills of maritime tradition, so that your time on the water remains as safe and efficient as possible. Includes zoomable high res images and links to resources.
Praise for the previous edition:
"No subject is more important to every sailor than the wind and its direction. Modern Marine Weather is first class reference book on the subject of marine weather and the information it contains will help every sailor, every day!" — Peter Isler, two-time America's Cup winning navigator.
"The 21st Century is bringing us a rapid evolution in weather information available to the common sailor. Modern Marine Weatherpoints out where to find the best stuff quickly. The book also gives a thorough review of how to read weather maps and digest storms warnings, as well as tips on how to read clouds and use the wind to win coastal yacht races, or how to interpret GRIB data and Scatterometer pilot charts on Google Earth to sail comfortably across an ocean." —Bob McDavitt, MetService (NZ) Weather Ambassador and forecaster for EarthRace, the holder of the fastest ever circumnavigation by a powerboat.
"Modern Marine Weather is an essential reference for the coastal and offshore sailor. It goes far beyond the traditional "marine weather" books. There may be new tools available for weather forecasting, but weather itself has been around a very long time and David does an excellent job of laying proper foundations for understanding marine weather, and bringing clarity to a complex topic. "—Jim Corenman, racing and cruising sailor, and developer of the SailDocs and Sailmail programs for weather and communications used by thousands of mariners worldwide.
"I have chosen this book as the definitive text for the wardroom of my U.S. Navy Destroyer. Superior explanations that are as useful for the professional naval officer as they are for the coastal pleasure cruiser or blue water sailor. Consistent with all of David Burch's texts: Easy to read, fascinating, and the absolute best resource." — CDR Tate Westbrook, CO USS Spruance (DDG111).
"This is the definitive text for those wanting to learn more about marine meteorology. It's a shame that this book wasn't around when I was studying marine meteorology. It would have made the job a lot easier. David Burch should be applauded for this beautiful piece of work" — Kenn Batt, Manager, Australian Bureau of Meteorology, weather briefer for participants of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, and active racing sailor.
Don’t leave shore without reading this!
I’m on a world circumnavigation since 2014 (currently in NZ heading west soon) and this is a book a read thoroughly before I left and have referred to it many times over the past four years to help me figure out weather conditions. I have an older (2008) version of the book in hardcover and will love to have the latest release in an eBook. If you’re a serious sailor then get this book!