Visualization
ES1903  Observe an animation of land and sea breezes.

Unequal heating of air over land and water results in breezes near shorelines. While the land is warm during the day, air above it rises, and a cool breeze blows in from the sea. As the land cools off at night, air pressure over it increases, and a cool land breeze blows out to the sea. Examine the changing temperature of the land throughout the 24 hours represented in the animation.

  !   Click the image to see the animation. Use the movie controls to examine the sequence or replay the animation.