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The influence of sea breeze and Etesian winds on the diurnal march of dew point at Athens, Greece

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The city of Athens, especially in summer, comes under the influence of sea breeze and the Etesian winds, some characteristic elements of which are given for the period 1921–1930. The diurnal march of July dew point at Athens is clearly double with main extremes at the afternoon and the secondaries in the forenoon time. However, on days with uninterrupted sea breeze three pairs of extremes characterize the variation, there being two secondary maxima and two secondary minima in the forenoon. On days, on the other hand, with uninterrupted Etesian winds the appearing double diurnal march is characterized by the forenoon main maximum and the afternoon main minimum.

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Karapiperis, P.P. The influence of sea breeze and Etesian winds on the diurnal march of dew point at Athens, Greece. PAGEOPH 58, 221–224 (1964).

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  • Etesian Wind