Adjustment of the Summer Marine Boundary Layer around Point Sur, California
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An instrumented C-130 aircraft flew over water around Point Sur, California, on 17 June 1996 under strong northwest wind conditions and a strong marine inversion. Patterns were flown from 30- to 1200-m elevation and up to 120 km offshore. Nearshore, marine air accelerated past Point Sur, reaching a surface maximum of 17 m s21 in the lee. Winds measured over water in and above the marine layer were alongshore with no significant cross-shore flow.