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Sea Breeze and Local Winds

By: JE Simpson

240 pages, Illus

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Feb 2007 | #160613 | ISBN-13: 9780521025959
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Hardback | Jun 1994 | #32332 | ISBN: 0521452112
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About this book

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.

'Simpson's crisp written style and unparalleled knowledge of all aspects of sea breezes enables us to see the atmosphere with new eyes.' New Scientist 'The book is very well finished. Its coverage, written style and good use of illustrative material make it appealing to both the non-specialist meteorologist and the lay reader.' Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 'The book has no competitors. It may be recommended to both the general reader and the professional meteorologist with an interest in, or problem related to, sea breeze.' Deborah J. Abbs, World Meteorological Organization Bulletin


Foreword; Preface; 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; References; Index.

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