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Author Simpson, John E., 1915-

Title Sea breeze and local winds / John E. Simpson.

Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM ERC  551.5185 SIMP    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 234 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Notes Spine title: Sea breeze and local wind.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-228) and index.
Contents 1. The sea breeze -- 2. Formation of the sea breeze -- 3. Sea-breeze fronts -- 4. Sea-breeze forecasting -- 5. Other local winds -- 6. Air quality -- 7. Sea breeze interactions -- 8. Life and the sea breeze -- 9. Sports -- 10. Technology: field measurements of the sea-breeze -- 11. Laboratory measurements -- 12. Theoretical models.
Summary 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, the distribution of air-borne 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 this book we see how radar, lidar and satellite photography have helped to forecast and map the sea breeze 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. This 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.
Subject Sea breeze.
Other title Sea breeze and local wind.
ISBN 0521452112