Texas sea breeze: fact or fiction? : an investigation of Texas climate records for a sea-land breeze signature
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An analysis of the climatic averages from a number of locations in Texas is performed to ascertain whether they contain a sea-land breeze signature. Theory and previous research dictates that if any such signature exists, it should be confined to the region near the coast. The manner in which temperature, humidity, and wind should behave is influenced by the sea-land breeze on the climatic scale is first established. As a whole the coastal stations show varying amounts of evidence of a signature compared to the inland set of stations where it is presumed there is no sea-land breeze influence. Temperature and humidity data offers no conclusive evidence, but a clear indication the sea-land breeze is indeed present in the climate record comes from certain manifestations of the wind data. It is concluded there apparently is some kind of sea-land breeze signature in the climate records of the coastal set of stations. However, that signature is greatly concealed meaning the sea-land breeze is a minor factor in Texas climate compared to the large-scale synoptic weather pattern.
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Includes bibliographical references: leaves 54-55.
Ostermeier, Gregory (1998). Texas sea breeze: fact or fiction? : an investigation of Texas climate records for a sea-land breeze signature. Texas A&M University. Available electronically from