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Research Paper

Title: Some characteristics of the three-dimensional structure of Santa Ana winds

Author: Fosberg, Michael A., O'Dell, Clyde A., and Schroeder, Mark J.

Date: 1966

Source: Res. Paper PSW-RP-30 Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture; 35 p

Station ID: RP-PSW-030

Description: The three-dimensional structure of the Santa Ana was investigated in two case studies. Incorporated into a descriptive model of the Santa Ana were: (a) a bispectral gravity wave flow with a lee trough, produced by conservation of potential vorticity having a wave length of the order of 300 km. and short waves 6 to 10 km. long; (b) intensity of the foehn related to the Montgomery stream function on an isentropic surface in the upper portion of the planetary boundary layer; and (c) foehn islands and foehn surfacing related to the long and short waves, respectively.

Key Words: Meteorology, Foehn, winds, Santa Ana, wind, Forest fire, Fire weather

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Fosberg, Michael A., O'Dell, Clyde A., and Schroeder, Mark J.  1966.  Some characteristics of the three-dimensional structure of Santa Ana winds  Res. Paper PSW-RP-30 Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture; 35 p.

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