AN EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL STUDY OF THE MARINE AND CONTINENTAL CLIMATES OF THE POINT CONCEPTION TO MORRO BAY REGION OF CALIFORNIA.
Interim technical rept., Jan 66-Mar 67,
METEOROLOGY RESEARCH INC ALTADENA CALIF
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The report summarizes the first year of work by Meteorology Research, Inc., on An Experimental and Theoretical Study of the Marine and Continental Climates of the Point Conception to Morro Bay Region of California. The objectives of this study are to provide a partial understanding of the marine elements of coastal climatic classification, a better understanding of the effects of meteorology and marine conditions on mesoclimatology of the coast, and a basis for the prediction of weather conditions on coastal areas of similar classifications. The principal instruments used in the program were nine Mechanical Weather Stations supporting meteorological data were collected by aircraft and field observations and from cooperating observers. A preliminary mesoclimatology of the coastal regions has been prepared. The three principal mesoclimatic types which have been identified are those associated with exposed lowlands, those associated with exposed headlands, and those associated with protected headlands or lowlands. The primary element causing these mesoclimatic differences is wind. A continuing program is now under way to quantify the conditions that have been observed qualitatively during the first year. The final results of the study will be published in a two-volume Atlas of mesoclimatology of the Point Conception to Morro Bay Region of California. Author