A simulation of sea breeze in Fukuoka facing the Sea of Japan

Y. Hisada, Nobuhiro Matsunaga, Y. Oda

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    Abstract

    A numerical simulation was carried out to investigate characteristics of sea breeze intrusion into the Fukuoka Metropolitan area using the Advanced Regional Prediction System (ARPS). The results were compared with sea breeze field data obtained on August 2, 2003. The sea breeze front runs parallel to the coastline at the beginning of the sea breeze intrusion; however, as it moves inland, the two-dimensional front becomes wavy and breaks. The sea breeze consists of a tail of about 600 m thickness and head height of 1000 m or higher. The head is accompanied by a pair of upward and downward currents that reach to about 2000 m altitude.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFrom Headwaters to the Ocean: Hydrological Changes and Watershed Management - Proc. of the International Conference on Hydrological Changes and Management from Headwaters to the Ocean, HYDROCHAN 2008
    Pages15-21
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventInternational Conference on Hydrological Changes and Management from Headwaters to the Ocean, HYDROCHANGE 2008 - Kyoto, Japan
    Duration: Oct 1 2008Oct 3 2008

    Other

    OtherInternational Conference on Hydrological Changes and Management from Headwaters to the Ocean, HYDROCHANGE 2008
    CountryJapan
    CityKyoto
    Period10/1/0810/3/08

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    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Geochemistry and Petrology
    • Ocean Engineering
    • Water Science and Technology

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    Hisada, Y., Matsunaga, N., & Oda, Y. (2009). A simulation of sea breeze in Fukuoka facing the Sea of Japan. In From Headwaters to the Ocean: Hydrological Changes and Watershed Management - Proc. of the International Conference on Hydrological Changes and Management from Headwaters to the Ocean, HYDROCHAN 2008 (pp. 15-21)