Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics

, Volume 36, Issue 1–4, pp 201–214

Distribution of the Mistral: A satellite observation

  • A. Jansá
Mesoscale Effects

Summary

On April 16, 1985 very fortunate circumstances allowed a satellite picture to show many significant mesoscale details in the spatial distribution of the Mistral-Tramuntana wind system.

In order to interpret the picture shown, there is a discussion about brightness of the sea, as viewed from satellite, according to astronautical and astronomical conditions and assuming the wave profile to be a parameter.

Climatological studies (including a new one related to the Balearic Islands zone), synoptic charts and the result of a wind field diagnosis model are compared with the satellite picture.

Verteilung des Mistrals: Eine Satellitenbeobachtung

Zusammenfassung

Am 16. April 1985 ermöglichten es glückliche Umstände, daß auf einem Satellitenbild viele wichtige mesoskalige Details der räumlichen Verteilung des Mistral-Tramuntana-Windsystems zu sehen waren.

Um das Bild interpretieren zu können, wird die Helligkeit des Meeres, wie es vom Satelliten gesehen wird, entsprechend den astronautischen und astronomischen Bedingungen diskutiert. Das Wellenprofil wird dabei als Parameter angenommen.

Klimatologische Untersuchungen (einschließlich einer neuen des Gebiets der Balearen), synoptische Karten und das Ergebnis eines Windfelddiagosemodells werden mit dem Satellitenbild verglichen.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Jansá
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  1. 1.Centro Meteorológico Zonal de Palma de MallorcaInstituto Nacional de MeteorologíaPalma de MallorcaSpain

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