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Sea breeze convergence and convective cloud frequencies from AVHRR data over the Isle of Mallorca
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dc.contributor.authorAzorín Molina, Césares_ES
dc.contributor.authorGuijarro, José Antonioes_ES
dc.contributor.authorBaena, Rafaeles_ES
dc.contributor.authorJansà Clar, Agustíes_ES
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-22T10:17:36Z-
dc.date.available2020-05-22T10:17:36Z-
dc.date.issued2007-
dc.identifier.citationVII Annual Meeting of the European Meteorological Society (2007)es_ES
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11765/11889-
dc.descriptionPóster presentado en: 7th Annual Meeting of the European Meteorological Society/8th European Conference on Applications of Meteorology celebrado en San Lorenzo del Escorial, del 1 al 5 de octubre de 2007.es_ES
dc.description.abstractThe short-term forecast of the timing, location and intensity of sea breeze convection is currently one of the most difficult atmospheric phenomena, as forecasting tools available are not enough. The line of Cu clouds associated with low level sea breeze convergence and sea breeze complex interactions with features of coastline, small-scale terrain and large-scale synoptic flows is the main feature of this β-mesoscale circulation over the Isle of Mallorca. The boundary layer convergence zones developed by sea breezes can trigger scattered local heavy showers and thunderstorms under conditionally unstable atmosphere, which sometimes can be extraordinarily severe, producing hailstone and gusty winds. AVHRR data from the NOAA-17 (0900-1200 UTC) and NOAA16 (1200-1500 UTC) satellites were collected during 8-month study period (March-October 2004) for computing high-resolution (1.1 km) convective cloud masks making use of a new APOLLO cloud detection algorithm. A non-eulerian numerical model is used in order to simulate the diurnal evolution of mesoscale sea breeze field and calculate wind convergence values for a high resolution grid-point basis covering the centre of the Isle of Mallorca and surrounding Mediterranean sea. This study attempts to statistically verify the impact of low-level convergence of sea breezes on convective cloud development. The two-dimensional numerical model is capable of forecasting a reasonably accurate location of most prominent convective zones mapped by the cloud detection algorithm. Three case studies on influences of different intensities of low-level sea breeze convergence upon convective development were simulated: (1) September 17th, 2004 represents an episode of weak sea breeze convergence; (2) June 17th, 2004 corresponds to a light to moderate sea breeze convergence; and (3) July 27th, 2004 illustrates a strong sea breeze convergence.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThe study was supported by Spain’s Education and Science Ministry (MEC) project IPIBEX (CGL2005-07664-C02-01).es_ES
dc.language.isoenges_ES
dc.publisherInstituto Nacional de Meteorologíaes_ES
dc.rightsLicencia CC: Reconocimiento–NoComercial–SinObraDerivada CC BY-NC-NDes_ES
dc.subjectSea breeze convergencees_ES
dc.subjectAtmospheric phenomenaes_ES
dc.subjectNumerical modeles_ES
dc.titleSea breeze convergence and convective cloud frequencies from AVHRR data over the Isle of Mallorcaes_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObjectes_ES
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://dx.doi.org/10.13140/2.1.3184.4160es_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesses_ES
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