Maritime Weather and Climate

Published Date

December 1998

Maritime Weather and Climate

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This publication will assist maritime and insurance professionals to take advantage of modern observational maritime technology to minimise the threats posed by weather and climate change. It includes examination of more extreme weather conditions, the influence of El Nino, and a forward-looking assessment of current developments and services in technology, such as satellites, super computers and automatic buoys.

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This book discusses basic meteorology, climatology, weather forecasting, observing the weather and interpreting forecasts, and climate change.

 

It includes examination of more extreme weather conditions, the influence of El Nino, and a forward-looking assessment of current developments and services in technology, such as satellites, super computers and automatic buoys.

Burroughs spent seven years researching atmospheric physics at the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, England, before working as a Scientific Attaché at the British Embassy in Washington. Between 1974 and 1995 he worked in a variety of senior policy posts in Whitehall for the UK Department of Energy and then Health. He is now a successful popular science writer and has had a variety of books published on the weather including; Does the Weather Really Matter?, Weather: the Ultimate Guide to the Elements, Mountain Weather: a Guide to Skiers and Hillwalkers, Weather Cycles: Real or Imaginary? And Watching the World’s Weather.

 

Norman Lynagh is a Chartered Meteorologist who began his career in the UK Meteorological Office in the early 1960’s. his six years there included three years’ service on the North Atlantic Ocean Weather Ships.

He took up a post with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology in 1967 and trained as a Forecaster. Following that training, he spent three years working in Queensland, the Northern Territory and New Guinea, forecasting primarily for aviation and the general public.

In 1970 he joined Imcos Marine Ltd, a British company that specialized in the provision of marine weather forecast services to the offshore oil industry all over the world. In his 10 years with the company he worked in all continents except South America, often working at sea on board drillships, semi-submersible drilling rigs, crane barges and pipelaying barges.

His next career move was to the Noble Denton Group, one of the leading international marine consultancy firms. Initially the work was primarily related to the calculation of meteorological data for use in the design of offshore structures but soon he led the establishment of a marine weather forecasting service. In the mid-1980s Noble Denton Weather Services was formed as a separate operating company within the Group. Norman Lynagh was appointed Managing Director in 1986 and remained in that position until he left the Noble Denton Group in 1996. In his later years with Noble Denton he specialized in Forensic Meteorology, working on detailed examination of past weather events to assist in litigation and arbitration.

In 1996 he became a founding Partner in Norman Lynagh Weather Consultancy, which provides forensic meteorology services to the legal and insurance professions and weather forecasting services to the marine industries.

In 1989 Norman Lynagh was the meteorologist on Tom Gentry’s team when it beat the trans-Atlantic speed record with the Gentry Eagle. In 1998 he was the meteorologist on the team that beat the round-the-world record with the Cable & Wireless Adventurer.

Title: Maritime Weather and Climate
Edition: First
Number of Pages: 212
Product Code: 4400w104
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-166-4 (9781856091664), ISBN 10: 1-85609-166-X (185609166X)
Published Date: December 1998
Binding Format: Hardback
Book Height: 250 mm
Book Width: 170 mm
Book Spine: 15 mm
Weight: 0.60 kg

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