Land-sea breeze in a coastal site in the central Mediterranean: Observations and analysis.
Gandolfi I., Madonna F., Rosoldi M., Summa D., Gagliardi S., De Rosa B.
In a global warming scenario, the study of local atmospheric circulation is key for implementing adaptation strategies mitigating the effect of temperature extremes. In this context, wind dynamics in the coastal site of Soverato in the central Mediterranean have been investigated, using the wind data collected during the MESSA-DIN (MEditerranean Sea Salt And Dust Ice Nuclei) campaign, carried out by CNR-IMAA from June to November 2021. The variability of land-sea breezes and local wind dynamic for the Soverato site is discussed considering the role of Saharan dust outbreaks, marine aerosol transport and synoptic circulation. The evolution of the breeze dynamic at the site in relationship with the reanalysis data of summer heatwaves is also investigated.