The Weather Forecasting Red Book is a groundbreaking reference that breaks away from theory and helps forecasters tackle everyday prediction problems.

  • Written by Tim Vasquez
  • 2006
  • 304 pp.
  • ISBN 0-9706840-6-1
  • 6 x 9"
  • True bound
  • Offset print
  • Glossy color cover


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    The Weather Forecasting Red Book is a groundbreaking reference that breaks away from theory and helps forecasters tackle everyday prediction problems. The book contains a wealth of information on real-life techniques, methods, and forecast systems. It draws upon a considerable body of experience by the weather services of the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada.

    Table of Contents

    A Observation

    A1 Wind 1
    A2 Temperature and moisture 7
    A3 Clouds 13
    A4 Visibility 25
    A5 Weather 27
    A6 Pressure 31
    A7 Satellite imagery 35

    B Analysis

    B1 Analysis principles 49
    B2 Standard levels 51
    B3 Scales of motion 55
    B4 Wind plots 57
    B5 Surface plots 58
    B6 Upper air plots 59
    B7 Isentropic plots 60
    B8 SKEW-T log p 61
    B9 Analysis markings 63
    B10 Color standards 69

    C Forecasting

    C1 Methodology 75
    C2 Surface systems 77
    C3 Upper level systems 95
    C4 Vertical motion 101
    C5 Fronts 109
    C6 Wind 113
    C7 Clouds 115
    C8 Fog 119
    C9 Haze 127
    C10 Temperature 131
    C11 Thunderstorms 139
    C12 Tropical cyclones 147
    C13 Winter weather 153
    C14 Stability indices 159
    C15 Global circulation 171

    D Numerical forecasting

    D1 Fundamentals 177
    D2 Model types 181
    D3 Tropical models 185
    D4 Pressure methods 189

    E Decoding

    E1 METAR Aviation Surface 192
    E2 TAF Aviation Forecast 194
    E3 SYNOP Land Surface 196
    E4 TEMP Upper Air 198

    F Reference

    F1 Constants & variables 203
    F2 Greek alphabet 205
    F3 Time conversion 207
    F4 Pressure conversion 209
    F5 Minus 7 LI 211
    F6 Heat Index 213
    F7 Fujita damage scale 214
    F8 Hail size 215
    F9 Qualifiers 217
    F10 ICAO 218

    G Administrative 223
    H Glossary 245
    REFERENCES 277
    INDEX 285