Accession Number:

AD0260907

Title:

LOCAL WIND CIRCULATIONS

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NEW YORK UNIV N Y SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE

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Report Date:

1961-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The finer structural details of the sea breeze are discussed from observations taken in New York City of the upper wind field on three days in June, 1960. Features such as the frontal characterist cs, effects of superposed flow, increase in the low level winds at sunset near the coastline, and rotation of the wind direction with time are discussed. Opposing gradient flows are seen to generate a frontal type sea breeze. The strength and direction of the gradient flow are important in determining the horizontal and vertical extent of the sea breeze. Abrupt increases in the wind speed in the very lowest layers are noticed on one day at sunset near the coastline. The clockwise rotation with time of the wind towards a direction more parallel to the coastline is seen to be in good agreement with past theory and observations. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE