Articles | Volume 23, issue 22
Research article
23 Nov 2023
Research article |  | 23 Nov 2023

Investigating multiscale meteorological controls and impact of soil moisture heterogeneity on radiation fog in complex terrain using semi-idealised simulations

Dongqi Lin, Marwan Katurji, Laura E. Revell, Basit Khan, and Andrew Sturman

Model code and software

WRF Version 4.2 K. Werner

PALM model system 6.0 source code, revision r4828 [Software] D. Lin

Short summary
Accurate fog forecasting is difficult in a complex environment. Spatial variations in soil moisture could impact fog. Here, we carried out fog simulations with spatially different soil moisture in complex topography. The soil moisture was calculated using satellite observations. The results show that the spatial variations in soil moisture do not have a significant impact on where fog occurs but do impact how long fog lasts. This finding could improve fog forecasts in the future.
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