IMPROVING WEATHER SERVICES FOR THE SAFETY OF RECREATIONAL BOATING

Caleb Warner and Peter Leavitt

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: As the size of the recreational fleet grows, and as its activities continue to fan out into many remote areas of coastline, lake and river, there is an increasing national responsibility to provide an improved program of weather forecasting, warning and public awareness to meet the safety and recreatiional enjoyment needs of those on the water. This paper deals with these problems, using the New England coastal area (primarily concentrating on the region with a 20-mile radius of Boston) as a representative, brief, case study. The present needs and future possibilities for improving the weather services to recreational boating are examined. Findings, survey techniques and marine weather service criteria developed herein, although based on a single region's problems, can be useful in dealing with the problem in other regions.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 18, Number 2
Pages: 237 - 246
Cite this article: Warner, Caleb, Leavitt, Peter, "IMPROVING WEATHER SERVICES FOR THE SAFETY OF RECREATIONAL BOATING", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 18, No. 2, Summer 1971, pp. 237-246.
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