Annotated Atlas of Coastal and Marine Winds provides a quick-reference on major, prevailing near-surface wind systems, along with concise explanations of the features that cause these winds and a quick qualitative assessment. As accessibility to the most recent and complete atmospheric datasets is often limited, either because they are subscription-based or because they are available only in netCDF format, this book alleviates roadblocks by providing the major, prevailing near-surface wind systems, concise explanations, the features that cause these winds, and a qualitative assessment on the amount of moisture that such winds typically carry to coastal and marine scientists and engineers.
This book will be an ideal resource on coastal and marine winds for a variety of professionals, including coastal scientists, marine scientists, and engineers who study phenomena that are affected directly by weather and climate.
Part I: Introduction
Part II: Monthly Wind Patterns
Part III: Diurnal Wind Patterns
Part IV: Tracks of Severe Coastal and Marine Storms
Nazla Bushra is a PhD candidate in the Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences at Louisiana State University. Her research interests include the polar vortex and impacts of its variability on surface environmental features, drought in the south-central United States, and Big Data applications in geoscience.
Robert V. Rohli is a Professor in the Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences at Louisiana State University. He has authored or co-authored 56 refereed journal articles (27 as the first author), four editions of Climatology (Jones and Bartlett), two editions of Exploring Physical Geography (McGraw-Hill), Florida Weather and Climate (University Press of Florida), Louisiana Weather and Climate (Jones and Bartlett), three editions of Study Guide to Accompany Aguado and Burt’s Understanding Weather and Climate, and co-edited Selected Readings in Applied Climatology (Cambridge Scholars Publishing). His interests are in coastal meteorology, atmospheric circulation variability, and air-sea interactions.