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dc.contributor.authorKhan, Basit
dc.contributor.authorAbualnaja, Yasser
dc.contributor.authorAl-Subhi, Abdullah M.
dc.contributor.authorNellayaputhenpeedika, Mohammedali
dc.contributor.authorNellikkattu Thody, Manoj
dc.contributor.authorSturman, Andrew P.
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-14T13:37:05Z
dc.date.available2018-05-14T13:37:05Z
dc.date.issued2018-04-25
dc.identifier.citationKhan B, Abualnaja Y, Al-Subhi AM, Nellayaputhenpeedika M, Nellikkattu Thody M, et al. (2018) Climatology of sea breezes along the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Climatology. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/joc.5523.
dc.identifier.issn0899-8418
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/joc.5523
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/627843
dc.description.abstractLong-term near-surface observations from five coastal stations, high-resolution model data from Modern Era Retrospective-Analysis for Research and Applications (MERRA) and high-resolution daily sea surface temperature (SST) from National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are used to investigate the climatology of sea breezes over the eastern side of the Red Sea region. Results show existence of separate sea breeze systems along different segments of the Red Sea coastline. Based on the physical character and synoptic influences, sea breezes in the Red Sea are broadly divided into three regions: the north and the middle Red Sea (NMRS), the Red Sea convergence zone (RSCZ) and the southern Red Sea (SRS) regions. On average, sea breezes developed on 67% of days of the 10-year study period. Although sea breezes occur almost all year, this mesoscale phenomenon is most frequent from May to October (78% of the total sea breeze days). The sea breeze frequency increases from north to south (equatorwards), and sea breeze characteristics appear to vary both temporally and spatially. In addition to land-sea thermal differential, coastline shape, latitude and topography, the prevailing northwesterly at NMRS region, the convergence of northwesterly and southeasterly wind system at RSCZ region and the northeast and southwest monsoon at SRS region play an important role in defining the sea breeze characteristics over the Red Sea.
dc.publisherWiley
dc.relation.urlhttps://rmets.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/joc.5523
dc.subjectAir-sea interaction
dc.subjectLocal flows
dc.subjectMarginal sea
dc.subjectRed Sea
dc.subjectSea breeze
dc.subjectSynoptic-flow effects
dc.subjectTropical/subtropical region
dc.subjectWestern Saudi Arabia
dc.titleClimatology of sea breezes along the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Climatology
dc.contributor.institutionInstitute of Meteorology and Climate Research-Atmospheric Environmental Research (IMK-IFU), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany
dc.contributor.institutionKing Abdul Aziz University Jeddah Saudi Arabia
dc.contributor.institutionBharathidasan University Tiruchirappalli India
dc.contributor.institutionGeneral Commission for Survey (GCS) Riyadh Saudi Arabia
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Canterbury Christchurch New Zealand
kaust.personAbualnaja, Yasser


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