Articles | Volume 18, issue 3
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13 May 2022
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 13 May 2022

Currents generated by the sea breeze in the southern Caspian Sea

Mina Masoud and Rich Pawlowicz

Data sets

Sea Breeze M. Masoud

Short summary
The smaller thermal heat capacity of land relative to the sea results in land–sea thermal gradients with a daily cycle, called sea breeze systems, with the same daily periodicity. Since tides in the Caspian, as the largest enclosed basin with a persistent sea breeze system through the year, are very weak we found that most of the higher-frequency variations in coastal currents are a response to the sea breeze system.