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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1984)

Document title

Mesoscale structure of the low-level flow near the equatorial East African

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

VAN DE BOOGAARD H. M. E. ; RAO G. V. ;

Abstract

The low-level winds over the East African coast are dominated either by the southeasterly trades or by surges through the Mozambique Channel. Significant common features are the diurnal variation of winds over the heated terrain and the prevalence of two stable layers in the vertical in the isotherm field. However, the trade-dominated flows show greater detail in the meridional flow, an average easterly component and a shallow moist stratum capped by a dry layer at 800 mb over the ocean or with moist intrusions alternating with dry air. In contrast, the Mozambique-dominated flows exhibit greater mass and moisture transports across the equator and an average westerly component. (JPB).

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Monthly weather review Boston

Editor :

Millesime : 1984, vol. 112, no1 [pp. 91-107]

Bibliographic references : 31 réf.

Language

Anglais

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