Accession Number:

ADA031241

Title:

Fog Related to Stratus Clouds in Southern California. Multisensor Observations of Fog and Analysis of Mesoscale and Radiosonde Data Provide Evidence that Radiational Cooling from the Top of Stratus Clouds is a Significant Process Leading to Fog Formation and that Mesoscale Variability of Fog Producing Mechanisms is Great.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept. Jan 74-Dec 75,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ELECTRONICS LAB CENTER SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-08-12

Pagination or Media Count:

69.0

Abstract:

Many fog events have been observed at the coast of San Diego during the presence of a stratus-cloud deck using a set of remote eg, FM-CW radar and acoustic echosounder and direct eg, radiosondes atmospheric sensors. The sensor observations and analysis of mesoscale and radiosonde data provide evidence that radiational cooling from the top of the stratus clouds is a significant process leading to fog formation and that mesoscale variability of fog producing mechanisms is considerable. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Meteorology
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE