Report on the Fifth Conference on Meteorology and Oceanography of the Coastal Zone 6-9 May 1991, Miami, Florida Steven W. Lyons, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii and Dusan Djuric, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 1. Introduction stream of the Gulf Stream heating, exponential decay over and on both sides of the heating, and no upstream The conference was held on 6-9 May 1991 in Miami, perturbations. Florida, jointly with the 19th Conference on Hurricanes Magda Abreu, Instituto Nacional, Brazil, and Peter and Tropical Meteorology, and was sponsored by the Bannon, Penn State, presented a paper on the dy- American Meteorological Society. Speakers presented namics of coastal boundary-layer flow on the beta talks of one-half hour, with discussion of each paper plane, applied to the Peruvian Coast thermally driven after the presentation. circulation. Their model emphasized the importance The papers presented showed that natural pro- of the beta effect in generating coastal subsidence, cesses along coasts are of significant interest to a and hence the dryness of the desert coasts along Chile number of specialties within meteorology and ocean- and Peru. Zafer Boybeyi, Sethu Raman, and Ching ography. The conference succeeded in bringing to- Huang, North Carolina State University,
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Oct 1, 1991
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