The winds blow with greatest force when the pressure gradient is perpendicular ssxy the axis of the Santa Ynez Mountains, which rise directly behind Santa Barbara. Jump to Jump to search A sundowner is a northerly offshore wind in along the southern Pacific slope of Santa Ynez Mountainsin communities from Gaviota and Santa BarbaraCalifornia towards but not including Ventura County.
Keep the talk brief—no more than 15—20 minutes.
This contrasts with the more typical onshore flow. These winds often precede Santa Ana events by a day or two, snata also as tail end of Santa Anas after they weaken, it is normal for high-pressure areas to migrate east, causing the pressure gradients to shift to the northeast.
Total time for your slot must not exceed 25 minutes. Total discussion time during and after your talk should last about 5—10 minutes.
Expect to be interrupted. It occurs when a region of high pressure is aanta north of the area, the coast of which trends east—west.
Weaker sundowner effects may occur without an associated Srxy Ana event, at times due to a Diablo wind event Northern Californiaakin to a foehn wind. Talk Guidelines To make your talk accessible and engaging to the largest audience possible, and to keep the event a reasonable length, we ask that you follow the following guidelines: Introduce the topic for a general audience so that students and others not in your field can understand your talk.