SUMMER SEA BREEZE IN THE GULF OF EILAT AND ITS EFFECT ON THE CLIMATE OF EILAT CITY

Hadas Saaroni, Eitan Maza, Baruch Ziv

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Abstract

Northerly offshore winds blow persistently in Eilat. A large land - sea thermal contrast suggests the development of southerly sea breeze there. The study indicates that sea breeze develops in 25.5% of mid-summer days; lasts for 4-6 hours typically, with ~1/3 of the speed characterizing the prevailing northerlies. Though the maximum temperature is lower in 'breeze' days the higher relative humidity resulting in minor relieving effect, so the heat stress remains severe. A synoptic study reveals that in ‘breeze’ days the synoptic pattern still prevails, though the pressure gradient weakens by over half from its value in 'non-breeze' days.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFifth International Conference on Urban Climate
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings, Fifth International Conference on Urban Climate: 1-5 September, 2003, Łódź, Poland, International Association for Urban Climate
EditorsKazimierz Kłysik
Place of PublicationLodz, Poland
PublisherLodz University
Number of pages4
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9788391672822, 8391672824
StatePublished - 2003
EventFifth International Conference on Urban Climate - University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland
Duration: 1 Sep 20035 Sep 2003
Conference number: 5
http://meteo.geo.uni.lodz.pl/icuc5/

Conference

ConferenceFifth International Conference on Urban Climate
Abbreviated titleICUC-5
Country/TerritoryPoland
CityLodz
Period1/09/035/09/03
Internet address

Keywords

  • Sea breeze
  • Heat stress
  • Gulf of Eilat/Aqaba
  • Persian Trough

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