The Basic Meteorology for Wind Sports and Outdoors. textbook

What affects the weather on your favorite outdoor spot? Why does the ocean act like this and not otherwise? Where does the Northern Lights come from?

In Meteorological Textbook (WMT), of which I’m an editor and author, we are explaining in simple words the processes in the atmosphere, the ocean, and the earth. To keep an eye on the weather is even more interesting with!

Ivan Kuznetsov
Outdoor writer from the Dolomites, Italy, and Karelia, Finland

— The idea of the textbook is to explain to you the basic, most interesting, and just bright meteorological and physical terms and phenomena in a simple language. So simple that no one else does so except So you read about the particular terms, understand everything and you have no questions. And you can retell it to others.

The Meteorological Textbook (WMT) front cover showing the Coriolis force. Illustration: Valerya Milovanova, design: Ivan Kuznetsov /

The book consists of five parts or sphere of the Earth:

  • Atmosphere (Air)
  • Hydrosphere (Water)
  • Lithosphere (Land)
  • Magnetosphere (Magnetism)
  • Biosphere (Life)

Plus the Outer space (Cosmos).

There are more than 50 lessons in the book to this day.

Take the past lessons on the WMT book page on the site and subscribe for the weekly newsletter to get the new lessons right to your e-mail.

Cover photo: the WMT cover by Valerya Milovanova (illustration) and Ivan Kuznetsov (design).

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