Boundary-Layer Meteorology

, Volume 70, Issue 4, pp 329–340 | Cite as

Wave trains over the sea due to sea breezes

  • Osamu Chiba
  • G. Naito
  • F. Kobayashi
  • H. Toritani
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Abstract

Meteorological observation by a helicopter was carried out to investigate the structure of sea breezes over the coastal area of Tosa Bay in Shikoku island, Japan. Several groups of wave trains were found over the sea during a flight made on 25 November 1992. Not only the terrain barrier but the remaining cold air pools formed in valleys hindered further advance of the sea breeze inland, so that the presence of such wave trains may appear to be due to the effect of the secondary flow which supplies moister and cooler air from behind the sea breeze front.

Keywords

Japan Coastal Area Secondary Flow Wave Train Meteorological Observation 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Osamu Chiba
    • 1
  • G. Naito
    • 2
  • F. Kobayashi
    • 2
  • H. Toritani
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of ScienceKochi UniversityKochiJapan
  2. 2.Department of GeoscienceThe National Defence AcademyYokosukaJapan

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