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The region of the La Plata River in southeastern South America (see Fig. 1) concentrates important economic and social activities since one third of the population of Argentina and more than one half the population of Uruguay live there. Large urban complexes, different commercial activities and important industries are located along its shores. In addition, the La Plata River and its tributary the Paraná River are main ship tracks with some of the largest ports of the southern cone of South America. Therefore, the region is of vital importance for the two countries. The La Plata River is a large water surface that projects into the continent, conditioning the local weather and climate. Thus, other related environmental aspects are strongly influenced by the local weather and climate conditions, such as environmental pollution, water currents and tidal regime, commercial fishing at the oceanic front, port operations, navigation and tourism.

ISBN

978-953-51-0095-9

Publisher

InTech

Publication Date

3-2012

Keywords

Modern Climatology, whole system, historical statistics, variability, atmosphere, prediction

Disciplines

Climate | Earth Sciences

Comments

This book originally published by InTech. Publisher's version may be found here: http://www.intechopen.com/books/modern-climatology Physical copies of this work are also available on the publisher's website. Please use publishers recommended citation.

13 Synthesizing High-Resolution Climatological Wind Fields with a Mesoscale Atmospheric Boundary Layer Model Forced with Local Weather Observations

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