Land and Sea Breezes

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During the day the land near the coast becomes warmer than the sea. An ascending current, therefore, rises over the land, and a breeze, called the sea breeze, sets in from the sea, At night the land, from its more rapid cooling, soon becomes colder than the water; the ascending current then rises from the water, and a breeze, called land breeze, sets in from the land.


Edwin J. Houston, The Elements of Physical Geography, for the use of Schools, Academies, and Colleges. (Philadelphia: Eldredge & Brother, 1891) 93


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