publication . Article . 2016

Estimating fog-top height through near-surface micrometeorological measurements

Gert-Jan Steeneveld; Gert-Jan Steeneveld; Gert-Jan Steeneveld; Gregorio Maqueda Burgos; Carlos Yagüe; Carlos Yagüe; Jon Ander Arrillaga; Mariano Sastre Marugán; CARLOS ROMÁN-CASCÓN;
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  • Published: 15 Mar 2016
Abstract
<p>Fog-top height (fog thickness) is very useful information for aircraft maneuvers, data assimilation/validation of Numerical Weather Prediction models or nowcasting of fog dissipation. This variable is usually difficult to determine, since the fog-layer top cannot be observed from the surface. In some cases, satellite data, ground remote-sensing instruments or atmospheric soundings are used to provide approximations of fog-top height. These instruments are expensive and their data not always available. In this work, two different methods for the estimation of fog-top height from field measurements are evaluated from the statistical analysis of several radiatio...
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free text keywords: Fog-top, Radiation fog, Stability, Turbulence, Atmospheric Science, Astrofísica, Astronomía, Adiabatic process, Dissipation, Anemometer, Remote sensing, Data assimilation, Atmospheric sounding, Inversion (meteorology), Meteorology, Nowcasting, Environmental science
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