Orographic influences on the Adriatic sirocco wind

Zoran Pasaric, Danijel Belusic, Zvjezdana Klaic

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Differences between meteorological fields over the Adriatic Sea as predicted by the mesoscale meteorological model ALADIN/HR and global ECMWF model, for sirocco episodes between November 2002 and September 2003, are analysed. Results indicate that the orography, namely Gargano Mountains and Apennines, may have a significant effect on the sirocco airflow. A brief discussion is given on the impact of the sirocco wind curl on the Western Adriatic Current (WAC).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1263 - 1267
Number of pages5
JournalAnnales Geophysicae
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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