publication . Article . 2014

When land breezes collide: Converging diurnal winds over small bodies of water

Gille, ST; Llewellyn Smith, SG;
Open Access English
  • Published: 21 Mar 2014
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
Abstract
© 2013 Royal Meteorological Society. Over enclosed and semi-enclosed bodies of water, the land-breeze/sea-breeze circulation is expected to be modified by the presence of opposing coastlines. These effects are studied using satellite scatterometer surface wind observations from the QuikSCAT and ADEOS-2 tandem mission from April-October 2003. Winds are studied for six bodies of water: the Red Sea, the Gulf of California, the Mediterranean, the Adriatic Sea, the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. These bodies of water are large enough for the geographic orientation of the diurnal winds relative to the coastline to match the expected orientation for a straight coastlin...
Subjects
free text keywords: enclosed and semi-enclosed seas, Oceanography, Atmospheric Sciences, diurnal winds, scatterometer winds, Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences, Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience
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publication . Article . 2014

When land breezes collide: Converging diurnal winds over small bodies of water

Gille, ST; Llewellyn Smith, SG;