Lecture 3-18 sec3 - Weather 3.18.2008 OCEANS AND WINDS Local Scale Winds Land and sea breezes o Sea Breeze occurs daytime as rising heat from the

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Weather 3.18.2008 OCEANS AND WINDS Local Scale Winds Land and sea breezes o Sea Breeze – occurs daytime as rising heat from the earth pulls in cooler air from the sea, then lifts and upper level moves out towards the ocean o Land Breeze – nighttime is reversed – air moves from land over the ocean as the earth cools quicker – thunderstorms form where air rises and it rises at night over the ocean Mountain and valley breezes o Mountain breeze – nighttime the cold comes off the mountain and down into the valley the cold around the snow wants to rush into the valley at night and clouds form over the valleys can be violent up to 50-70 mph o Valley breeze – daytime – warm air moves up the mountain and clouds form over the mountain tops Monsoons: word means “a seasonal wind shift” nothing about rain o A seasonal wind shift o India/Southeast Asia: Winter- winds blows offshore – not much moisture, High pressure over land – offshore rains Summer – wind blows on shore, Low pressure over land, which can create
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course GRG 301K taught by Professor Kimmel during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Lecture 3-18 sec3 - Weather 3.18.2008 OCEANS AND WINDS Local Scale Winds Land and sea breezes o Sea Breeze occurs daytime as rising heat from the

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