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Sea Breeze and Local Winds

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  • Date Published: January 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521025959

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  • The first of its kind, this book reviews how radar, lidar, and satellite photography have helped meteorologists to forecast and map sea breeze and the all-important sea-breeze front. It includes a discussion of simple theoretical models of sea breeze and descriptions of laboratory experiments used to support these models.

    • For a broad audience from general readers to students and researchers
    • Extensively illustrated
    • Useful to surfers, sailors and balloonists who can learn how to predict the weather using the sea breeze
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...sets out to show how sea breezes and local winds affect our lives, often far from the coast. It covers not only the changes that these winds produce in the weather but also on air pollution, the distribution of airborne insects, the spread of pollen, and how it affects sporting activities...Simpson's crisp written style and unparalleled knowledge of all aspects of sea breezes enables us to see the atmosphere with new eyes." Bill Burroughs, New Scientist

    "...will make interesting reading for anyone interested in nature...would serve well in elective undergraduate meteorology or environmental science courses." Elmar Reiter, Meteorology & Atmospheric Physics

    "...richly illustrated with real world examples and photographs of the structure and the impact of sea breeze...interesting and stimluating reading...providing what is perhaps the first modern, comprehensive survey of the sea breeze." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

    "Anyone who has ever been fascinated by the effects of seashore winds will enjoy this book. Simpson's intent is to explain the effects of seashore breezes in a way that will interest both novices and experts....Highly recommended for any academic library supporting meteorology and climatology programs." Choice

    "...a good reference book on the subject." Zbigniew Sorbjan, PAGEOPH

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521025959
    • length: 252 pages
    • dimensions: 245 x 190 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.463kg
    • contains: 174 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of 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

  • Author

    John E. Simpson, University of Cambridge

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