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Local mesoscale circulation over Venice as a result of the mountain-sea interaction

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The local sea-breeze circulation in Venice is found to have typical characteristics but the nocturnal flow is found to be quite complex. This latter result is due to unequal cooling of the Alps and adjacent low-lying regions. The horizontal and vertical structure of the flow has been investigated using data obtained from surface anemometers and pilot balloon observations. Results show that the circulation is about 500 m in depth and achieves a maximum speed of 6 m s−1

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Camuffo, D., Tampieri, F. & Zambon, G. Local mesoscale circulation over Venice as a result of the mountain-sea interaction. Boundary-Layer Meteorol 16, 83–92 (1979). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02220408

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  • Typical Characteristic
  • Maximum Speed
  • Vertical Structure
  • Mesoscale Circulation
  • Pilot Balloon