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Wind and Structures
  Volume 24, Number 6, June 2017 , pages 637-656

Review of downslope windstorms in Japan
Hiroyuki Kusaka and Hironori Fudeyasu

    In Japan, at least 28 local winds are known by name, most of them associated with downslope windstorms and gap winds. To review these windstorms, we categorize them based largely on the atmospheric conditions and formation mechanisms, and then focus on representative examples. These representative cases include the \"Yamaji kaze\", a typical downslope windstorm, the \"Hirodo kaze\", a downslope windstorm induced by a nearby typhoon (intense tropical cyclone), and the \"Karak kaze\", a downslope wind with a clear diurnal variation. Other downslope winds such as the \"Inami kaze\" and the gap wind \"Kiyokawa
Key Words
    downslope windstorm; gap wind; local wind; Yamaji-kaze; Hirodo-kaze; Karak-kaze; Kiyokawa-dashi; numerical simulation; complex terrain
Hiroyuki Kusaka: Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 305-8577, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Japan
Hironori Fudeyasu: College of Education, Yokohama National University, 240-8501, 79-2 Tokiwadai, Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama, Japan

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