Thermally-forced Circulation I: Sea Breezes

Thermally-forced Circulation I: Sea Breezes
Terminal Objectives By the end of this module you will be able to describe how and why, when and where sea breezes occur Enabling Objectives By the end of this module you will be able to do the following: 1. Describe when and where sea breezes form 2. Characterize the sea breeze in terms of strength and horizontal and vertical extent 3. List the principle factors that affect sea breeze formation 4. List the sensible weather associated with formation and passage of a sea breeze front 5. Describe the use and limitations of NWP model simulations of sea breezes. 6. Describe how satellite imagery can assist in detecting sea breezes