Photooxidant dynamics in the Mediterranean basin in summer: Results from European resarch projects

Authors: M. Millán, R. Salvador, E. Mantilla, G. Kallos - ENGLISH - 1997 - 13 pgs.

Abstract: Most of the Mediterranean Sea is surrounded by mountains 1500 m or higher. Their east and south facing slopes favor the early formation of upslope winds, reinforcing the sea breezes. These slopes also act as orographic chimneys which link the surface winds directly with their return flows aloft, creating recirculations.