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Title: The Santa Ana Winds
Url: http://www.atmos.ucla.edu/~fovell/ASother/mm5/SantaAna/winds.html
Creator: Fovell, Robert G., 1958-
Publisher: University of California, Los Angeles. Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences
Description: This page demonstrates the development of a Santa Ana wind event in the Los Angeles basin. It includes a brief description of these, hot, dry offshore winds, some legends surrounding them, and some of their potentially damaging effects. A series of images shows how a simulated Santa Ana event develops and evolves, depicting temperature, wind speed, and humidity. The images are also available as animations, and there are links to other sites with related information.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Atlases -- By region or country -- America. Western Hemisphere -- North America -- United States -- The West -- Pacific and Mountain States. Far West -- Southwestern States -- New Southwest -- California
Science -- Physics -- Meteorology. Climatology -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Physics -- Meteorology. Climatology -- Wind
Science -- Physics -- Meteorology. Climatology -- Wind -- Constant, local, and periodic winds, A-Z
GEM Subject: Science -- Meteorology
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Key Concept: Meteorology -- Wind
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Date Issued: 2002-11
Resource Type: Demonstrations
Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
MovingImage (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: gif
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
University First Cycle
University Postgrad
University Second Cycle
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: Astronomy
Atmospheric science
earth science
Physical sciences
Space sciences
Date Of Record Release: 2010-10-27 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-08-23 09:25:13 (W3C-DTF)
Full Record Views: 60
Resource URL Clicks: 18
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