As an expedition guide, Matt Vance has accompanied intrepid tourists and birders, artists and writers. He gives a first -person account of the lonely places where lives have been changed and history made"--Publisher information.
Author: Matt Vance
For lovers of exciting non-fiction about remote and rarely visited places - and maritime adventures. True first-person stories of the Southern Ocean from NZ to Antarctica - the windiest, roughest, most isolated body of water on earth. Can be compared with: Simon Winchester's Atlantic Johnny Wray's South Sea Vagabonds - a 2014 NZ bestseller Joan Druett's Island of the Lost Bruce Chatwin's classic In Patagonia. Motivated and media-savvy author & perennially popular genre The Southern Ocean is Earth's most notorious body of water. It circles Antarctica, acts as a violent mixer of wind and water, links all other oceans, is feared by sailors and explorers - and is mostly ignored by the rest of the world. Human influence is minimal; the idea of settlement is absurd. There are only widely scattered outposts of people who have come ashore intentionally and temporarily - or have been shipwrecked or abandoned. The author is an intrepid sailor who has guided and spun stories on many southern ocean voyages to Antarctica and subantarctic islands and led the Artists in Antarctica Programme.
They routinely provide information on ocean currents , sea surface temperature
and now barometric pressure . ... Three barometer drifters placed in the Southern Ocean's notorious Drake passage by the Surveyor are particularly interesting .
Category: Marine meteorology
Mariners Weather Log contains articles, news and information about marine weather events and phenomenon, storms at sea, weather forecasting, the NWS Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS) Program, Port Meteorological Officers (PMOs), cooperating ships officers, and their vessels. It provides meteorological information to the maritime community, and contains a comprehensive chronicle on marine weather. It recognizes ships officers for their efforts as voluntary weather observers, and allows NWS to maintain contact with and communicate with over 10,000 shipboard observers (ships officers) in the merchant marine, NOAA Corps, Coast Guard, Navy, etc.
A region of several hundred miles in the Pacific Ocean , notorious for these
operations , has Jately had its name changed from the Dangerous Archipelago to
the Coral Sea ; it is thickly studded with reefs , rocks , islands , and columns of
At Coptos the land carriage commenced , and was continued 258 miles to
Berenice , on the west shore of the Red Sea . From Berenice the vessel started ...
navigating a sea notorious for LE FLERE Ruins or Palmyra . — From Cassas ,
... storm - beaten by a hostile ocean ; mountainous and sterile in the north , but
abounding in fertile plains in the south . ... the English Channei , from Ireland by
the Irish Sea , and from Germany by the North Sea , notorious for its wrecks .
... was born at Newcaftle - under - Line in Staffordshire , and was a Sea - faring
Man ; and the other aged 25 Years , born ... first launched out into the Ocean of
Iniquity , they met a poor old Man going to Brentford Market , whom they
The Southern Ocean is home to the world's largest current. On arrival in
Tasmania, adverse weather conditions served as a reminder to the team of the sea's notorious reputation for the violence of its waters. all: 'Clockwise wind about
Author: Paul Rose
Follows a four-member dive team who spent more than seven hundred hours underwater and explains the team's findings over seven seas and oceans.
i . a certain attraction of cohesion operates upon the human race , and will so
continue till we all return lo that fountain from whence we originated , and from an
union as perfect as is formed between the river and the ocean when their waters
Author: Royal Institution of Naval ArchitectsPublish On: 1877
It is a notorious fact amongst those who are most at sea , that these ... I know of
an ocean steamer on the North Atlantic route - I must not mention the name of the
Company to which the vessel belongs , but it is not a London Company — that ...
[ 2 ] ' Comparison of mooring loads on a In the Wadden Sea , notorious for its ice
rubber or chain moored navigation fields sliding backwards and forwards buoy ' ,
Datawell BV internal report by with the tidal currents , many PE spar HP Joosten ...
There was another notorious whale which deliberately rammed and sank the
Nantucket whaler Essex in the Pacific , in 1820 . Whaling captains , when they
met at sea , used to exchange news of these notorious whales . They usually had
Many persons are insensible to the rocking motion of a skiff who cannot stand the
slow oscillations of an ocean steamer. I know persons ... that cattle on board were sea sick, and it is notorious that dogs are unusually subject to the affection.
tempests and losses by sea , we are never for a moment to suppose that these
are special manifestations of anger to those ... It is notorious to every child , that ,
had it not now been for the ocean , our country would have been a province of ...
He condemned the dispatch of the US Seventh Fleet into the Indian Ocean area
and even questioned the US right to ... the US Seventh Fleet in the Indian Ocean
( notorious by the part it had played in Indo - China ) was to bring psychological ...
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of CommonsPublish On: 1892
You have been to sea yourself , have 7666. The interests of the ... -Very notorious
. of the registered men outside the Thames dis7670. There can be no ... -Yes ; it is
a notorious fact that there the western ocean ; 31. 10s . in sailing ships to have ...
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Biocides DDT and the other chlorinated hydrocarbons are by now the most notorious pollutants . They reach the ocean probably mainly via the atmosphere
though some arrive by rivers . They occur throughout the oceans adsorbed onto ...
Author: Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch InstituutPublish On: 1939
RELIABILITY OF MARINE MERCURIAL BAROMETER READINGS ( 1 ) During
recent years check readings have been ... that in this part of the Pacific Ocean , notorious as regards typhoons , the barometer has been read very accurately .
Author: Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut
Moreover , he was sailing his ship into a “ part of the ocean ” notorious for its “
violent gales and tremendous and irregular seas . ” Could Essex in its current
weathered and leaky state survive such a passage ? Porter was also concerned
Our chronicler seems unaware that the avoidance of this sea curse on such a
passage was something of a medical miracle. Another kind of miracle was the .
XJL squadron's avoidance of reefs in an ocean notorious for their appalling ...
NORTH SEA OIL : M IN THE OCEAN FOR Firms in Britain have been slow in
exploiting the wide has been acted out - the ... How does one get into the act ?
dred feet of sea notorious for its severe a great leveller and perhaps the best Well