The Barometer Handbook, by David Burch, offers a modern look at barometers and applications of barometric pressure. This comprehensive book provides the history of barometers, how to evaluate a barometer, and how to carry out a simple calibration using convenient online resources. The book reintroduces mariners to several classic aneroid instruments that are highly accurate and tested at sea. How to use accurate pressure information in marine navigation is explained with practical examples. The reader is also introduced to the new breed of electronic devices that are in the process of revolutionizing how weather information is used at sea. Also included are tables showing monthly mean sea level pressure worldwide, including the standard deviations of each.
- Paperback with photos, diagrams & charts
- Comprehensive guide to barometers & their use at sea
- ISBN: 978 0 914025 12 2