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Excellent excellent and excellent. Reading this has been interesting and educational. And I say that from the point of a Master Mariner where meteorology was an important part of my exams and background. Your writings fill in a lot of areas which were either only covered lightly or beyond requirements.

Obviously in my game as a mariner understanding the immediate weather and reading what is happening for the sake of preparedness is a very essential part of everyday life. Except when home of course when all one wants to see and hear are the words good and getting better. From an 'at work' aspect getting predictions as near as possible correct can make a huge difference. More so when working in the tropical regions where the mention of a TRS can be daunting. I spent many years in these areas and thank God we tended to get most things right.

Altogether well founded and I have enjoyed finding the time to eventually plough through it.

Keep up the good work @chrisbell
 
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Excellent excellent and excellent. Reading this has been interesting and educational. And I say that from the point of a Master Mariner where meteorology was an important part of my exams and background. Your writings fill in a lot of areas which were either only covered lightly or beyond requirements.

Obviously in my game as a mariner understanding the immediate weather and reading what is happening for the sake of preparedness is a very essential part of everyday life. Except when home of course when all one wants to see and hear are the words good and getting better. From an 'at work' aspect getting predictions as near as possible correct can make a huge difference. More so when working in the tropical regions where the mention of a TRS can be daunting. I spent many years in these areas and thank God we tended to get most things right.

Altogether well founded and I have enjoyed finding the time to eventually plough through it.

Keep up the good work @chrisbell
For a rank amateur like me with zero formal training in the meteorology (I'm a biologist by training if not vocation), to read such warm words from a Master Mariner is rather humbling. I almost feel a touch of Impostor Syndrome!:oops: I don't doubt that your ability to 'read' the subtle shifts in conditions is light years ahead of mine! I'd love it for you to contribute content on Met matters from a seafaring perspective, if that's OK.
 

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Absolutely. Our methodology tends to be a bit hammer and nails approach but after all these years you get that 'feel'. Knowing the basics can get you a long way though.

If yours is purely through an interest then I am mightly impressed. Your knowledge as I said before is very thorough.

Climatology is a fascinating subject together with the science behind it all.

Nice stuff
 
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