Synopses & Reviews
This topical issue of the Journal of Pure and Applied Geophysics focuses on research related to dew and various types of fog occurring around the globe which was presented on July 25-30, 2010, at the 5th International Conference on Fog, Fog Collection, and Dew in Münster, Germany. The areas of knowledge in this field include surface in-situ and remote sensing observations of fog, dew, fog collection, applications of the various fog models (such as 1D, 2D, and 3D fog and forecasting models), microphysical parameterizations, and climatology. This volume gives a very good review of the existing knowledge and highlights the remaining difficulties in predicting and measuring fog at various scales of time and space. It also represents an important step in the direction of addressing new scientific challenges in fog and dew related research, teaching, and operational applications. Students as well as researchers, who are interested either in fog, in association with cloud physics, physical meteorology, aviation meteorology, climatology, weather forecasting and nowcasting, or in other adjacent disciplines like hydrometeorology, environment, and agriculture, will benefit from consulting and reading this topical issue. This publication was significantly supported by the Canadian National Search And Rescue (SAR) Secretariat by funding the Fog Remote Sensing and Modeling (FRAM) Project led by Dr. Ismail Gultepe since 2005.
Table of Contents
1. Fog and Dew Observations and Modeling: Introduction.- 2. Memorial Note.- 3. Use of a sodar to improve the forecast of fog and low clouds on airports.- 4. FTS (Fog To Snow) conversion process during the SNOW-V10 project.- 5. Simulating Z-LWC relations in natural fogs with radiative transfer calculations for future application to a cloud radar profiler.- 6. A Summary of a Four-Year Fog Field Study in Northern Nanjing - Part 2: Fog Microphysics.- 7. The Relation Between Humidity and Liquid Water Content in Fog: An Experimental Approach.- 8. Leaf surface wettability and implications for drop shedding and evaporation from forest canopies.- 9. A method for direct assessment of the "non rainfall" atmospheric water cycle: Input and evaporation from the soil.- 10. Chemical composition of Dew resulted from radiative cooling collected at a semi-arid site in Agra, India.- 11. The Effects of Desert Pavements (Gravel Mulch) on Soil Micro-Hydrology.- 12. Integration of Local Observations into the One Dimensional Fog Model PAFOG.- 13. Forecast of Low Visibility and Fog From NCEP- Current Status and Efforts.- 14. Deep radiation fog in a wide closed valley: Study by numerical modeling and remote sensing.- 15. Urbanization Effects on Fog in China- Field Researches and Modeling.- 16. Fog simulations based on multi-model system: A feasibility study.- 17. A Study of fog Characteristics Using a Coupled WRF-COBEL Model Over Thessaloniki Airport, Greece.- 18. Large-scale environmental influences on the onset, maintenance, and dissipation of six sea fog cases over the Yellow Sea.- 19. A comparison study between Spring and Summer Fogs in the Yellow Sea-Observations and Mechanisms.- 20. Exploring fog water harvesting potential and quality in the Asir region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.- 21. Ion composition of fog water and its relation to air pollutants during winter fog events in Nanjing, China.- 22. Dew formation and chemistry near a motorway in Poland.- 23. Water and chemical properties of hydrometeors over central European mountains.- 24. The typical insoluble particles in fog water at MileÅ¡ovka Observatory (Czech Republic).- 25. Environmental role of rime chemistry at selected mountain sites in Poland.- 26. A Fuzzy Logic Fog Forecasting Model for Perth Airport.- 27. Marine boundary layer structure for the sea fog formation off the west coast of the Korean Peninsula.- 28. A Summary of Four-Year Fog Field Study in Northern Nanjing, Part 1: Fog Boundary Layer.- 29. The Continued Reduction in Dense Fog in the Southern California Region: Possible Causes.- 30. Analyzing the temporal and spatial variation of fog days in Iran.