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Bendix, J. (2002): <b>A satellite-based climatology of fog and low-level stratus in Germany and adjacent areas</b>. <i>Athmospheric Research</i> <b>64</b>, 3-18.

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Title: A satellite-based climatology of fog and low-level stratus in Germany and adjacent areas
FOR816dw ID: 170
Publication Date: 2002-04-03
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Individual: Jörg Bendix
A 10-year fog climatology of Germany and adjacent areas, based on NOAA-Advanced Very<br/> High-Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) data, is presented. Maximum fog frequency is obtained for<br/> the Lake Constance area; minimum fog occurrence, accounting for basins and river valleys, is<br/> located in the Lower Rhine area. This is a transition zone between coastal advection fog and the more<br/> continental radiation fog of the lower mountain range. Fog persistence is estimated by a comparison<br/> of night and day maps. Using the bispectral approach of Nakajima and Nakajima [J. Atmos. Sci. 52,<br/> (1995) 4043], the potential of weather satellite data for climatologies of fog’s optical and<br/> microphysical properties is examined. Maps of fog optical depth, effective radius and liquid water<br/> path (LWP) are computed from well-illuminated noon images and the resulting data set is statistically<br/> evaluated. Typical features of advection fog are obtained for the coastal areas of the North and Baltic<br/> Seas, while the fog of the pre-Alpine basins reveals characteristics of continental radiation fog. The<br/> results are in general accordance with field observations of various sources.
| fog | low-level stratus | Germany | satellite-based climatology |
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Journal: Athmospheric Research
Volume: 64
Page Range: 3-18
Metadata Provider:
Individual: Tiziana Li Koch
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