Haney, Robert L. Department of Meteorology, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California.
Last reviewed:November 2019
- Meteorological phenomena
- Oceanic phenomena
- Analysis and forecasting
- Related Primary Literature
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Those aspects of meteorology that occur over, or are influenced by, ocean areas. Maritime meteorology serves the practical needs of surface and air navigation over the oceans. Phenomena such as heavy weather, high seas, tropical storms, fog, ice accretion, sea ice, and icebergs are especially important because they seriously threaten the safety of ships and personnel. The weather and ocean conditions near the air–ocean interface are also influenced by the atmospheric planetary boundary layer, the ocean mixed layer, and ocean fronts and eddies.
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