A strange name wakes up memories; the printed words scent the smoky atmosphere of to-day faintly, with the subtle and penetrating perfume as of land breezes
breathing through the starlight of bygone nights; a signal fire gleams like a jewel on the high brow of a sombre cliff; great trees, the advanced sentries of immense forests, stand watchful and still over sleeping stretches of open water; a line of white surf thunders on an empty beach, the shallow water foams on the reefs; and green islets scattered through the calm of noonday lie upon the level of a polished sea, like a handful of emeralds on a buckler of steel.
"Well--if there are any regular land breezes
at all on this coast one must get close inshore to find them, mustn't one?"
As the east paled with the first light of dawn we got under way again, and hauled close on the land breeze as we slanted across the bay toward Point Pedro.
But the land breeze had begun to die away with the rising sun, and now came only in failing puffs.
A light land breeze
was blowing, and the ship had been worked through the harbor's mouth under scant sail, but now that they had cleared the point every available shred of canvas was being spread that she might stand out to sea as handily as possible.
As they hung wavering in the opening, the broad strait before them, and their quarry fast diminishing to small specks upon the distant horizon, a vagrant land breeze
suddenly bellied the flapping sail.
Neumann, "Land breezes
and nocturnal thunderstorms," Journal of Meteorology, vol.
This nighttime maximum has been attributed to convergent nocturnal land breezes
(e.g., Flohn and Fraedrich 1966; Ba and Nicholson 1998; Yin and Nicholson 2000; Nicholson and Yin 2002).
Our city lies on lowland and land breezes
from Ala-Too mountains ventilated the city.