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sea breeze

Definition

A coastal local wind that blows from sea to land, caused by the temperature difference when the sea surface is colder than the adjacent land. As a result, tt usually blows on relatively calm, sunny, summer days; and alternates with the opposingly directed and usually weaker, night-time land breeze. As the sea breeze regime progresses, the wind develops a component parallel to the coast, caused by the Coriolis deflection.

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