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Old 01-02-2012, 13:27   #1
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Cornell's Ocean Atlas

Anyone have experience with this product. I was looking at buying the standard Atlantic Pilot Atlas now in its fifth edition but this covers all the oceans for about the same price. Thoughts?
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Anyone have experience with this product. I was looking at buying the standard Atlantic Pilot Atlas now in its fifth edition but this covers all the oceans for about the same price. Thoughts?
you can download pilot charts (and all sorts of other stuff) for free.
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Re: Cornell's Ocean Atlas

I too was wondering what the difference was between Cornell's new book and the U.S Pilots I've already downloaded and the Admiralty Pilot book I already bought?

The description, despite my admiration and enjoyment of Mr. Cornell's other works, makes it sound a touch superfluous.
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Basically Pilot Charts are a product of statistical data. The way they are presented is important, but it may be a matter of taste. What really counts is that the Cornell's P.C. are the result of twenty years of meteo satellite data. They have been put together by Jimmy's son Ivan, a real computer wizard in addition to be a world circumnavigator, and his father, whose forty years experience as sailor and author of several essential books have gained him a world wide fame.
Do I have have experience with their new Charts? Of course not: they have just been published. Wait till next springtime though. Fair winds.
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...What really counts is that the Cornell's P.C. are the result of twenty years of meteo satellite data. ...
You can get similar data from here:
The COGOW project uses 1999-2009 QuikSCAT satellite measurements of wind speed and direction:

Climatology of Global Ocean Winds - COGOW
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