A simulation of Lake Michigan's winter land breeze on 7 November 1978.

P. Alpert, J. Neumann

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Abstract

Describes application of a two dimensional mesometeorological model to night circulation across southern Lake Michigan, U.S.A., on a wintry day, when snow band formation was involved. The model was used to simulate the dry fields preceding snow band formation, and assess the roles of the boundary layer processes and the large scale pressure gradients. Gives details of the input parameters for this and a previous simulation, and discusses results of the various experiments. Effects of inclusion of topography, reducing the horizontal grid, and making large scale pressure gradient zero were assessed. Compares the observed and simulated maximum upward velocities, associated lake breeze front, and temperature distributions. (C.J.U.)

Original languageEnglish
JournalMonthly Weather Review
Volume111
Issue number9 , Sep. 1983, p.1873-1881.
StatePublished - 1983

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