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Saharan Air Layer

Jesse Russell

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Saharan Air Layer (SAL) is an intensely dry, warm and sometimes dust-laden layer of the atmosphere which often overlies the cooler, more-humid surface air of the Atlantic Ocean. In the Sahara Desert region of North Africa, where it originates, it is the prevalent atmosphere, extending from the surface upwards several kilometers. As it drives, or is driven, out over the ocean, it is lifted above the denser marine air. This arrangement is an inversion where the temperature increases with height. The boundary between the SAL and the marine layer suppresses or "caps" any convection originating in the marine layer. Since it is dry air, the lapse rate within the SAL itself is steep, that is, the temperature falls rapidly with height.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Book on Demand Ltd.
  • Publish Date: Jan 21st, 2013
  • Pages: 98
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 11.00in - 8.25in - 0.20in - 0.53lb
  • EAN: 9785511865638