Sea Breeze and Local Winds

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 2, 1994 - Nature - 234 pages
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The sea breeze affects our lives in many ways. It controls our local weather, not only on the coast but also in many districts inland. Air pollution and smog, also the distribution of airborne insect pests and the spread of pollen are all controlled by the sea breeze. In the world of sport it is important to glider pilots, sailors and surfers, and balloonists. In the book we see how radar, lidar and satellite photography have helped to forecast and map sea breezes and the all-important 'sea-breeze front'. The book ends with a description of laboratory experiments mostly carried out by the author and his co-workers, and a simple summary of theoretical models. The book will be welcomed by those researching in the subject but will also be valuable to the general reader who is interested in local weather and the natural environment.
  

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This a good book for you to know something about sea breeze and local winds. Some figures inside are inspiring and the reference list is really useful.

Contents

Seabreeze fronts
27
Seabreeze forecasting
49
Other local winds
59
Air quality
85
Sea breeze interactions
101
Life and the sea breeze
121
Sports
141
field measurements of the seabreeze
157
Laboratory measurements
183
Theoretical models
207
References
221
Index
229
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