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.
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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|
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