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Adv. Geosci., 12, 1-4, 2007
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26 Jun 2007
The rissaga of 15 June 2006 in Ciutadella (Menorca), a meteorological tsunami
A. Jansa1, S. Monserrat2, and D. Gomis2 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.

Citation: Jansa, A., Monserrat, S., and Gomis, D.: The rissaga of 15 June 2006 in Ciutadella (Menorca), a meteorological tsunami, Adv. Geosci., 12, 1-4,, 2007.