Articles | Volume 12
Adv. Geosci., 12, 1–4, 2007
https://doi.org/10.5194/adgeo-12-1-2007
Adv. Geosci., 12, 1–4, 2007
https://doi.org/10.5194/adgeo-12-1-2007

  26 Jun 2007

26 Jun 2007

The rissaga of 15 June 2006 in Ciutadella (Menorca), a meteorological tsunami

A. Jansa1, S. Monserrat2, and D. Gomis2 A. Jansa et al.
  • 1Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • 2IMEDEA (University of the Balearic Islands – CSIC), Mallorca, Spain

Abstract. An extraordinary "rissaga" event (the local name for high-amplitude sea level oscillations) with 4–5 m of amplitude occurred on 15 June 2006 at Ciutadella (Menorca, Spain). In this paper we describe the rissaga event and propose that the meteorological mechanism responsible for it was an unusual pressure jump, associated with a convective squall line.

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