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The new topographic vorticity-model mesoscale-beta (TVM) model was used to simulate data from the June 1983 Sixth European Remote Sensing Campaign on Air Pollution at Fos, France. The campaign investigated interactions between mesoscale sea-breeze, lake-breeze, and complex topographic flow regimes, and thus constituted an interesting coastal complex-terrain test for the TVM vorticity-mode formulation.

The vorticity-mode model reproduced qualitative and quantitative features of the temporal and spatial variations of observed mesoscale sea, lake. and topographic flows. For example, the model reproduced the main features of observed sea, land, lake, katabatic, and upslope flows. .

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Authors: BORNSTEIN R, San Jose State University, Department of Meteorology (US);THUNIS P, JRC Ispra (IT);GROSSI P, JRC Ispra (IT);SCHAYES G, Université Catholique de Louvain, Institut d'Astronomie et de Geophysique (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Journal of Applied Meteorology, Vol. 35 (1996) No. 10, pp. 1824-1834
Record Number: 199710308 / Last updated on: 1997-04-14
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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