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  "I have used Digital Atmosphere for quite sometime and consider it to be one of the most straightforward, comprehensive, and operationally useful programs on my server. I have found it to be invaluable for my day-to-day analyses and forecasting as well as my ongoing research. Tim is also extremely helpful and absolutely indispensable when it comes to locating scripts, the best datasets, and even professional contacts to help make any organization as productive as possible."

Chris Robbins, iWeatherNet

"The quality of your products is second to none."

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"Thanks Tim for your quick response (we like that at FedEx) about our Professional Versions! As we're a 24/7 operation, we're look forward to augmenting our present weather system with Digital Atmosphere."

— Mel Bradley, FedEx Operations

"Wow. Your books are incredibly technical and useful. I consider myself a very amateur weather watcher and feel that I am already ahead of the curve. Thank you."

— Terry W. Taylor

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— David Cashion

"I'm really looking forward to the next phase of Digital Atmosphere Workstation. I'm sure it will be as excellent as all your other products."

— Simon Keeling
Weather Consultancy Services, UK

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— Ken Simosko, NWS, Pocatello

"This new version is even better than the older version which was awesome! Your programming skills and met knowledge amaze me!"

— Chris Kincaid





WEATHER FORECASTING RED BOOK

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$29.95
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Weather Forecasting Red Book
by Tim Vasquez
2006 / 304 pp. / $29.95 / ISBN 0-9706840-6-1
6 x 9" / True bound / Offset print / Glossy color cover


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.

The first section deals with observational systems, explaining what quantities of wind, temperature, and pressure really mean. The analysis section defines the standards for map analysis, color schemes. A forecasting section has over a hundred pages of forecasting techniques, pattern recognition, and basic ideas and principles. And of course the important facets of numerical forecast models are explained in detail.

If it's needed at the forecast desk, it's in here.




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