Accession Number : AD0250471

Title :   No Title Entered

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES

Report Date : 30 NOV 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The manner in which terrain and thermal stratification influence the air flow across the california coast during the summer is investigated. using ravines from oakland and santa maria, the disturbances to the flow below, in and above the inversion are examined relative to the orientation and magnitude of neighboring relief. the action of adjacent sea-breeze regimes is considered. here, the characteristics of the vertical motions generated at the confluence in the san fernando valley of the oxnard and los angles sea-breezes are determined from a dense array of upper wind data. an observational technique is described, involving rapid response airborne thermometers, that was developed to provide detailed descriptions of the thermal fields in the vicinity of terrain features. analyses of the field test data are included, demonstrating the capabilities of the technique and at the same time revealing the sometimes elaborate temperature structure adjacent to coastlines and coastal ranges

Descriptors :   *SEA BREEZE, *TEMPERATURE INVERSION, *TERRAIN, CONVECTION, MEASUREMENT, RADIOSONDES.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE