Articles | Volume 25, issue 6
29 Jun 2007
 | 29 Jun 2007

Orographic influences on the Adriatic sirocco wind

Z. Pasarić, D. Belušić, and Z. B. Klaić

Abstract. Differences between meteorological fields over the Adriatic Sea as predicted by the mesoscale meteorological model ALADIN/HR and global ECMWF model, for sirocco episodes between November 2002 and September 2003, are analysed. Results indicate that the orography, namely Gargano Mountains and Apennines, may have a significant effect on the sirocco airflow. A brief discussion is given on the impact of the sirocco wind curl on the Western Adriatic Current (WAC).