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land breeze

[′land ‚brēz]
(meteorology)
A coastal breeze blowing from land to sea, caused by the temperature difference when the sea surface is warmer than the adjacent land; therefore, the land breeze usually blows by night and alternates with a sea breeze which blows in the opposite direction by day.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Statom, "Global observations of the land breeze," Geophysical Research Letters, vol.
This nighttime maximum has been attributed to convergent nocturnal land breezes (e.g., Flohn and Fraedrich 1966; Ba and Nicholson 1998; Yin and Nicholson 2000; Nicholson and Yin 2002).
Meyer, "Radar observations of land breeze fronts," Journal of Applied Meteorology, vol.
Neumann, "Land breezes and nocturnal thunderstorms," Journal of Meteorology, vol.
On the other hand, the cross-section of the vertical velocity along the two-rainfall maxima also confirmed the strong upward motion over the lake associated with land breeze circulation during nocturnal time.
The intense precipitation occurrence fell into the nocturnal peak between midnight and the early morning hours, which coincided with the strong land breeze circulation when the lake was warmer during the nighttime.
The land breeze starts to become a more dominant overnight feature of the race track at this time, especially under slack pressure gradients and also night-time temperature inversions over the coastal strip.
Thus all this sea air goes ashore during the day but very little of it returns during the night as land breezes are very muted compared to sea breezes.
Those who stayed inside benefited from the land breezes in the evenings.
Summer south east sea breezes and evening land breezes and the transition between them combined with a edd running current of up to 2 knots, once forced Coxon to make five attempts to cross the finish line off Battery Point.
Headwinds can crop up closer to Luzon, largest Of the Philippines' 7,000-island archipelago, and tacticians worry about staying out or going in to pick up land breezes, but at the end of the race the beer is cold and cheap, the Filipinos are very friendly, and there are many attractive cruising options.