Accession Number:

ADA003392

Title:

The Life Cycle of California Coastal Fog Onshore.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

CALSPAN CORP BUFFALO N Y

Report Date:

1974-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

The life cycle of California coastal fog was investigated by examining visibility, temperature, and wind data obtained on a 56 m tower in 10 fog occurrences at Vandenberg AFB in July 1972. The Vandenberg radiosonde data showed that fog did not form when the base of the large scale subsidence inversion was located 400 m or more above the earths surface. Fog formed at the surface as the base of the oceanic stratus cloud lowered in response to net long wave radiational cooling at the cloud top after sunset.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE