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Egli, S.; Thies, B.; Dr&ouml;nner, J.; Cermak, J. &amp; Bendix, J. (2016): <b>A 10 year fog and low stratus climatology for Europe based on Meteosat Second Generation data</b>. <i>Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society</i> <b>143</b>(702), 530-541.

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Title: A 10 year fog and low stratus climatology for Europe based on Meteosat Second Generation data
FOR816dw ID: 286
Publication Date: 2016-11-29
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Individual: Sebastian Egli
Individual: Boris Thies
Individual: Johannes Drönner
Individual: Jan Cermak
Individual: Jörg Bendix
Due to the significant impact of fog and low stratus (FLS) on economy, ecology and traffic systems, there is a growing demand for high-resolution information on FLS occurrence. In this study, a baseline climatology of FLS h day?1 based on data recorded from 2006–2015 by the Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager system (SEVIRI) aboard the Meteosat Second Generation satellites is computed for Europe to provide the requested information. It is the first 10 year, spatially explicit climatology for FLS based on data with a temporal resolution of 15 min. The dataset is validated against Meteorological Aviation Routine Weather Reports (METAR) and shows good accordance with an average Heidke Skill Score of 0.45. Temporal and spatial variations in FLS frequency as well as interannual trends are analyzed. Winter shows the highest FLS occurrence, but a general decrease over the investigated period. Spring, summer and autumn show less pronounced trends and lower average FLS frequencies. Possible reasons for these distributions are discussed.
| remote sensing | Meteosat Second Generation | climatology | fog and low stratus detection |
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Journal: Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
Volume: 143
Issue: 702
Page Range: 530-541
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Individual: Sebastian Egli
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