The Sharav Cyclone: observations and some theoretical considerations

P. Alpert, B. Ziv

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A special study of the Sharav Cyclones indicates that they are the result of large-scale weak baroclinicity, enhanced by vigorous boundary-layer baroclinicity between the North African coast and the Mediterranean. It is illustrated how the jet stream plays a major role in the vertical circulation in producing a complex cyclonic circulation dominated by at least three mechanisms: large-scale interior baroclinicity, boundary-layer baroclinicity, and jet stream related circulations. The main characteristics of the Sharav Cyclone (also called the Saharan Depression or Khamsin Depression) in the Mediterranean are reviewed. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18,495-18,514
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Issue numberD15
StatePublished - 1989


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