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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2007)

Document title

The relationsheep between El Niño and the duration and frequency of the Santa Ana winds of southern California

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

FINLEY J. ; RAPHAEL M. ;

Abstract

This study examines the variability of the duration and frequency of Santa Ana winds due to El Niño over a 33-year period in the western United States. Daily weather maps and NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis were used to study large-scale upper-level and surface circulation patterns during wind events. A Student's t-test was used to determine significant changes in the winds during March of El Niño winters. A significant decrease in the duration and frequency of wind events was found in March during El Niño. This can be attributed to the decrease in strength and frequency of the Great Basin high pressure and the increase in wintertime cyclones in southern California

Source

Article of periodic

published at : The Professional geographer / ISSN 0033-0124

Editor : Blackwell, Cambridge, MA - ETATS-UNIS (1946)

Millesime : 2007, vol. 59, no2 [pp. 184-192]

Bibliographic references : 18 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 9188

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