Satellite Photograph Presents First Comprehensive View of Local Wind: The Santa Ana

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Science  07 Jun 1974:
Vol. 184, Issue 4141, pp. 1077-1078
DOI: 10.1126/science.184.4141.1077


The photograph of the 1 January 1973 Santa Ana wind condition reveals local atmospheric dynamics rarely recorded on satellite imagery. The Santa Ana wind implies very specific weather conditions for the Los Angeles coastal lowland. Destructive land uses, in part, provided the material visible in the dust plumes.