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Gultepe, I.; Tardif, R.; Michaelides, S.; Cermak, J.; Bott, A.; Bendix, J.; M&uuml;ller, M.; Pagowski, M.; Hansen, B.; Ellrod, G.; Jacobs, W.; Toth, G. &amp; Cober, S. (2007): <b>Fog Research: A review of past achievements and future perspectives</b>. <i>Pure and Applied Geophysics</i> <b>164</b>, 1121-1159.

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Title: Fog Research: A review of past achievements and future perspectives
FOR816dw ID: 104
Publication Date: 2007-01-01
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Resource Owner(s):
Individual: I. Gultepe
Individual: R. Tardif
Individual: Silas Michaelides
Individual: Jan Cermak
Individual: Andreas Bott
Individual: Jörg Bendix
Individual: M.D. Müller
Individual: M. Pagowski
Individual: B. Hansen
Individual: G. Ellrod
Individual: Wilfried Jacobs
Individual: G. Toth
Individual: S.G. Cober
The scientific community that includes meteorologists, physical scientists, engineers,<br/> medical doctors, biologists, and environmentalists has shown interest in a better understanding of fog for<br/> years because of its effects on, directly or indirectly, the daily life of human beings. The total economic<br/> losses associated with the impact of the presence of fog on aviation, marine and land transportation can be<br/> comparable to those of tornadoes or, in some cases, winter storms and hurricanes. The number of articles<br/> including the word ‘‘fog’’ in Journals of American Meteorological Society alone was found to be about<br/> 4700, indicating that there is substantial interest in this subject. In spite of this extensive body of work, our<br/> ability to accurately forecast/nowcast fog remains limited due to our incomplete understanding of the fog<br/> processes over various time and space scales. Fog processes involve droplet microphysics, aerosol<br/> chemistry, radiation, turbulence, large/small-scale dynamics, and surface conditions (e.g., partaining to the<br/> presence of ice, snow, liquid, plants, and various types of soil). This review paper summarizes past<br/> achievements related to the understanding of fog formation, development and decay, and in this respect,<br/> the analysis of observations and the development of forecasting models and remote sensing methods are<br/> discussed in detail. Finally, future perspectives for fog-related research are highlighted.
| Fog review | fog observations | fog modeling | fog remote sensing | fog forecasting |
Literature type specific fields:
Journal: Pure and Applied Geophysics
Volume: 164
Page Range: 1121-1159
Metadata Provider:
Individual: Tiziana Li Koch
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