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the sharp smog bank and California fog development

Dale F. LeipperTexas A&M University, College Station, Tex.

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Meteorological conditions associated with the observance of a sharp smog bank near Riverside, Calif., are compared with those previously shown to be related to the development of winter fogs in California. The conditions are similar. Thus, it is proposed that three simple indices found useful in the prediction of west coast fog be used also to predict situations favorable to the shallow, sharp-banked smogs which have been observed. The indices measure the influence of the sea surface temperature field upon air warmed in downslope flow associated with easterly winds in the area.

Meteorological conditions associated with the observance of a sharp smog bank near Riverside, Calif., are compared with those previously shown to be related to the development of winter fogs in California. The conditions are similar. Thus, it is proposed that three simple indices found useful in the prediction of west coast fog be used also to predict situations favorable to the shallow, sharp-banked smogs which have been observed. The indices measure the influence of the sea surface temperature field upon air warmed in downslope flow associated with easterly winds in the area.

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