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Sea Breeze

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Sea breeze is the name mariners give to the breeze blowing from the sea onto the land.

Sea Breezes are caused by the difference in temperature that occurs when, the land becomes warmer than the adjacent sea during the course of the day. They generally prevail over other winds affecting coastal waters, becoming strongest in the early hours of the afternoon.


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Prepared by: Turnbull, P.
Created: 28 October 2001
Modified: 1 December 2001

Published by South Seas, 1 February 2004
Comments, questions, corrections and additions: Paul.Turnbull@jcu.edu.au
Prepared by: Paul Turnbull
Updated: 28 June 2004
To cite this page use: http://nla.gov.au/nla.cs-ss-biogs-P000104

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