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Reference Publications

"Modern Marine Weather" by David Burch

"Weather Predicting Simplified" by Michael Carr

"Heavy Weather Avoidance and Route Design" by Captain Mike La-Li Chen and Lee S. Cheseau

"Mariner's Weather Handbook" by Steve and Linda Dashew

"Understanding Weatherfax" by Mike Harris

"Weather at Sea - Weather Forecasting Made Simple" by David Houghton

"Wind Strategy - For the Northern and Southern Hemisphere" by David Houghton and Fiona Campbell

"Weather for the Mariner" by William J. Kotsch

"On-Board Weather Handbook" by Chris Tibbs

"Instant Weather Forecasting" by Alan Watts

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