The Marine Observer's Handbook deals with meteorological instruments and the practical aspect of making observations. The Marine Observer's handbook was written for the following three purposes.
1) To assist officers aboard United Kingdom vessels, who voluntarily make observations at sea on behalf of Meteorological Services, to carry out this work in an efficient and uniform manner.
2) To encourage all mariners to take an interest in recording observations of (a) meteorology, (b) marine phenomena and wildlife, (c) optical phenomena, and (d) basic oceanography, and to assist them in their study of these important and interesting subjects.
3) To provide provide a book of reference for candidates for Certificates of Competency issued by MSA, the Marine Safety Agency of the Department of Transport.
The 11th edition was the last to be published in 1995.
|Covers||Front and back covers (PDF, 919 kB)|
|Contents||Contents (PDF, 1 MB)|
|Foreword||Foreword (PDF, 1 MB)|
|Chapter 1||Atmospheric Pressure (PDF, 8 MB)|
|Chapter 2||The Measurement of Temperature and Humidity (PDF, 10 MB)|
|Chapter 3||General Meteorological Instruments (PDF, 4 MB)|
|Chapter 4||Wind, Weather and Visibility & State of Sea Photographs (PDF, 9 MB)|
|Chapter 5||Clouds and cloud height by estimation & Cloud Photographs (PDF, 17 MB)|
|Chapter 6||Ocean Waves (PDF, 5 MB)|
|Chapter 7||Observations of ocean Currents and Ice & Ice Photographs (PDF, 20 MB)|
|Chapter 8||The Observation of Phenomena (PDF, 2 MB)|
|Chapter 9||Astronomical Phenomena (PDF, 3 MB)|
|Chapter 10||Phenomena of the High Atmosphere (PDF, 7 MB)|
|Chapter 11||Phenomena of the Lower Atmosphere (PDF, 13 MB)|
|Chapter 12||Marine Phenomena (PDF, 5 MB)|
|Chapter 13||Organization of Voluntary Meteorological Work at sea (PDF, 4 MB)|
|Chapter 14||The International Conference on Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 (PDF, 2 MB)|
|Index||Index. (PDF, 3 MB)|
|Tables||Tables (PDF, 9 MB)|
|Appendices||Appendices (PDF, 3 MB)|