Radiation in fog: quantification of the impact on fog liquid water based on ground-based remote sensing
Eivind G. Wærsted et al.
ARTDECO (Atmospheric Radiative Transfer Database for Earth Climate Observation): a numerical tool for the simulation of radiative transfer in the Earth atmosphereDeveloped by the LOA, distributed by AERIS/ICARE and supported by CNRS, Lille University and CNES http://www.icare.univ-lille1.fr/projects/artdeco
SIRTA atmospheric observatoryInstitut Pierre Simon Laplace, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Ecole polytechnique http://sirta.ipsl.fr
Heating and cooling of fog layers by solar and terrestrial radiation influence the fog life cycle. We quantify these radiative impacts on fog liquid water using detailed cloud radar observations of seven fog events as well as sensitivity studies. We find that the impact of radiation is affected mainly by fog optical thickness, atmospheric humidity and the presence of clouds above the fog. Observing these quantities in real time can therefore be useful for forecasting fog dissipation.
Heating and cooling of fog layers by solar and terrestrial radiation influence the fog life...