Laminated Beaufort Wind Force Scale Poster 24x36 Weather

Laminated Beaufort Wind Force Scale Poster 24x36 Weather

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Laminated Beaufort Wind Force Scale Poster 24x36 Weather

Laminated Beaufort Wind Force Scale Poster 24x36 Weather

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Laminated Beaufort Wind Force Scale Poster 24x36 Weather

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Laminated Beaufort Wind Force Scale Poster
 24x36 by Feenixx Publishing. Illustrated Poster
 
    The Beaufort scale (pronounced bow fort) is an empirical measure for describing wind speed. The terms it defines are used by meteorologists worldwide. Force 0 is calm, no wind. From there, it describes the various breezes, gales and storms, culminating in the Force 12 hurricane, which has winds of 75 mph or more.
    Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort was a hydrographer and top administrator in the British Navy. Sea captains used different terms to describe wind conditions, so, in 1805, Beaufort established a standard scale. It was originally based on observations of how the wind affected the sails on a ship. The Royal Navy required that the terms be used for ship log entries. The invention of the cup anemometer in 1846 resulted in the Beaufort Scale being expanded to include actual wind speeds. Years later, the steam engine ushered in the demise of sailing ships, so sea conditions were substituted for sail conditions. The scale was later expanded to show conditions on land.
 
    Admiral Beauforts original scale included sail setting guidelines, so we followed his example using a 40 foot sloop. Insets suggest sail settings and boat handling recommendations for each force. They also include safety recommendations.
    This poster cites the official description of each wind force, but goes beyond that to show how it impacts both land and sea. The dramatic illustrations show increasingly powerful winds and waves systemically destroying a summer beach cottage and tearing off large sections of the cliff, severely eroding the shoreline. The terrifying sea conditions really put the little sloop in harms way.
     Knowledge of these visual standards makes it possible for anyone to determine wind speed based solely on observation, just like the master mariners of yesteryear. This is the first time that this important information has ever been presented in such detail in any media. It is an essential reference chart for meteorologists, seamen or anyone else who wants or needs to know how to identify weather conditions.
     All posters are printed on very heavy, high-quality paper. It is also a very hard paper that preserves tiny details. Posters are then specially coated to provide a satin finish that reduces glare and enhances their presentation. These are the same high standards used to produce expensive art prints. Artists are selected on the basis of their illustration skills and their knowledge of the subect. Many have both art and science degrees. This ensures an accurate presentation of the subject.    
    This poster is laminated and, therefore, requires no frame. All posters measure 24" x 36". This standard size fits inexpensive, off the shelf frames if you wish to frame this poster.

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SKU

FPE111L

Weight

0.4 lb

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