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Stagnation and nocturnal temperature jumps in a desert region of low relief

Lyons, T.J. and Steedman, R.K. (1981) Stagnation and nocturnal temperature jumps in a desert region of low relief. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 21 (3). pp. 369-387.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00119280
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Abstract

Observations of mesoscale variations in temperature and wind fields in a desert environment are presented and discussed. In particular the influence of low relief under conditions of strong stability is highlighted and stagnant flow is shown to occur below a critical Froude number of 1.5. Sudden nocturnal temperature increases are also analysed and possible mechanisms for their formation discussed.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright: © 1981 D. Reidel Publishing Co
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/2361
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