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.


Seabreeze fronts
Seabreeze forecasting
Other local winds
Air quality
Sea breeze interactions
Life and the sea breeze
field measurements of the seabreeze
Laboratory measurements
Theoretical models

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About the author (1994)

Fridrik Erlingsis a screenwriter, graphic designer, musician, and author of the YA novelBenjamin Dove. In 1986 he founded the Sugarcubes with Björk before leaving music to pursue writing. He lives in Iceland.
"Fish in the Skyis about the extreme pains and joys of being a teenager, the curious period in our lives that we all experience in more or less the same way regardless of our culture, country, race, or gender. Perhaps it is the one time in our whole lives when we are in fact the most perfect human beings we’ll ever become. The question is: where will we go from there?"— Fridrik Erlings

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