YACHTING WORLD – “IMPRESSIVE” – July 2014
Designed for Iridium GO! and Approved by Iridium.
SaiGrib is a weather and tides forecast app designed for the sailing community, cruisers and raceers, worlwide.
Get all the major models of weather forecast from many different sources in one easy to use app.
Weather data are downloaded as grib files while tides are calculated locally on your device.
– pan and zoom the map to choose your region
– download data using the best Grib files providers : SailGrib, Great Circle, GMN, OpenWRF, SailDocs…
– specify the parameters(wind, pressure…) to your needs
– request can be adjusted to match a maximum file size
– can be used at sea with a satellite phone or the Iridium Go
– offlline maps capability combined with satellite mail allows usage at sea.
With SailGrib, you can download and view the following data:
– Wind (10m above sea level)
– Pressure (reduced to mean sea level)
– Precipitation (accumulated over 6 hours)
– Total cloud cover
– Air Temperature ( 2m above ground)
– Wave (significant wave height, mean wave direction and period)
– Tidal or oceanic currents
With SailGrib, you can specify the following parameters for your grib file request:
– grib provider : SailGrib, Great Circle, SailDocs, Open WRF, MeteoConsult, GMN, Mercator Ocean for oceanic and coastal currents ….
– request method : direct download (SailGrib, Great Circle, MeteoConsult, GMN) or email (SailDocs, GMN or Great Circle)
– grid resolution: from very high resolution to 2.5°
– time step between forecasts :from 1 hour to 12 hours depending on models
– number of days for the forecast: from 1 to 14 depending on model
– maximum file size. SailGrib estimates the size of the grib file you request and adjust the grid resolution and the time step to make sure your file will size be lower than your set limit.
With SailGrib, you can view the following data:
– Precipitation maps
– Cloud cover maps
– Temperature maps
– Waves maps and arrows
– CAPE map
– Tide forecast are not official and are for reference purpose only.
– Grib files are computer-generated forecast files which are sent without review, and are offered on an as-is basis. There is no assurance that the data is accurate or correct. By using these data you agree to these limitations and assume all the responsibility for their use.
SailGrib uses the JGRIB Java GRIB decoder (jgrib.sourceforge.net) and OpenStreetMap (www.openstreetmap.org)
– new user interface
– new subscription options in the Free app
– added wind gust parameter
– display estimated grib size in selection screen
– selectable grib zone
– Great Circle api update
– bug corrections
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