Mesoscale Meteorology METR 4433
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Sea and Land Breezes METR 4433 Mesoscale Meteorology Sprmg some of the material in this section came from ZMAG De nitions The sea breeze ls aloeal thermally dlreet erreulatron anslng from t n 39T h r F r m h usually ls present on relatrvely ealm sunny summer days and alternates wrth the opposrtely drreeted usually weaker nrghtume land breeze As the sea breeze reglme progresses the wlnd develops a eomponentparallel to the eoast owmg to the Conohs de eetron The leadlng edge ofthe sea breeze ls ealledthe sea breeze front The basre strueture ofthe sea breeze ls shown below CONVERG NCE ul RGE CE lslum eunem F 5mm DlvE lmE CE cell s G CE warm V W VJ 39 ltgt SEA LAND SEA LAND Lire Cycle The sea breeze normally starts m the mornrng afew hours after sunnse when the solarradratron heats the boundary layer overland A elassreal explanauon for the development ofa sea breeze ls the Upwards Theory The dlfferentlal heaung whreh eauses a ow from landtowards sea Thls ow ls ealled a return eurrent even though rt hr to the surfaee The return eurrent alo eames the excess of arrtowards the sea cloud development n over the sea where the alns smklng When the alns very dry as o en ls the ease m p at an
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