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Some characteristics of the three-dimensional structure of Santa Ana windsAuthor(s): Michael A. Fosberg; Clyde A. O'Dell; Mark J. Schroeder
Source: Res. Paper PSW-RP-30 Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture; 35 p
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionThe three-dimensional structure of the Santa Ana was investigated in two case studies. Incorporated into a descriptive model of the Santa Ana were: (a) a bispectral gravity wave flow with a lee trough, produced by conservation of potential vorticity having a wave length of the order of 300 km. and short waves 6 to 10 km. long; (b) intensity of the foehn related to the Montgomery stream function on an isentropic surface in the upper portion of the planetary boundary layer; and (c) foehn islands and foehn surfacing related to the long and short waves, respectively.
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CitationFosberg, Michael A., O''Dell, Clyde A., and Schroeder, Mark J. 1966. Some characteristics of the three-dimensional structure of Santa Ana winds. Res. Paper PSW-RP-30 Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture; 35 p
KeywordsMeteorology, Foehn, winds, Santa Ana, wind, Forest fire, Fire weather
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