Lake breezes and monsoons

  • differential heating at land/water interfaces also generates

  • lake breezes -->>

  • on a larger scale, the monsoons are created over:

    • India and southeast Asia |

    • Desert southwestern U.S.


1.  Explain why cities near large bodies of cold water in summer experience well-developed sea breezes, but only poorly-developed land breezes.

2.  The prevailing winds in southern Florida are northeasterly. Knowing this, would you expect the strongest sea breezes to be along the east or west coast of southern Florida? What about the strongest land breezes.