What Are Pilot Charts? Pilot Charts provide the navigator with averages. Averages concerning prevailing winds and currents, air and sea temperatures, wave heights, ice, visibility, barometric pressure, and weather conditions. There are five volumes of Pilot Charts, each being its own publication, and each covering a specific geographic region. Each publication is actually a compilation of twelve individual pilot charts, one for each month of the year. Pilot charts are intended to aid the navigator in selecting the fastest and safest routes with regards to the expected weather and ocean conditions. Pilot Charts are not intended to be used for navigation, however, they are invaluable in planning stages of a…
Online Glossaries and Resources
Navigation Publications Office of Coast Survey (NOAA) – https://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/ USCG Navigation Center – https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/ National Geospatial Agency – https://msi.nga.mil/ NGA Publications https://msi.nga.mil/Publications NOAA Tides and Currents Interactive Tide & Current Map https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/ Tide Stations https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/tide_predictions.html Current Stations https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/noaacurrents/Regions NOAA Departments Important to Marine Weather National Weather Service (NWS) https://www.weather.gov/ Ocean Prediction Center (OPC) https://ocean.weather.gov/ National Hurricane Center (NHC) https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ Storm Prediction Center (SPC) https://www.spc.noaa.gov/ National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) https://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/ Glossaries National Weather Service Glossary https://w1.weather.gov/glossary/ American Meteorological Society Glossary http://glossary.ametsoc.org/wiki/Main_Page Data Sources North Carolina Climate Office Climate Education https://climate.ncsu.edu/edu/home Ocean Prediction Center Terminology and Weather Symbols https://ocean.weather.gov/product_description/keyterm.php National Weather Service “How to Read Surface Weather Maps” https://www.weather.gov/jetstream/wxmaps Wyoming Department…
TDGil Online Learning
Dedicated to Teaching Basic Navigation and Weather to Sailors The world of marine navigation is changing. GPS, cell phones, and online resources have forever changed the world of navigation and weather we knew. Navigation in a Modern World is dedicated to developing traditional skills in coastal navigation and marine weather forecasting. However, it’s just as important to incorporate new technologies along with traditional skills. These are technologies which make a sailor’s world much safer and easier. The navigation exercises and skippers tips are designed to introduce and expand on many topics included in the main course topics. Select any image below to launch the material for that topic.
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