Accession Number : AD0757328

Title :   A Study of Numerical Simulation of Maritime Fog,

Corporate Author : ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION RESEARCH FACILITY (NAVY) MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Feit,David M.

Report Date : DEC 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : The paper reports the findings of an investigation into the use of a numerical advection fog model in a maritime environment. Methods of handling the fallout of liquid water and the flux of water vapor and heat are discussed, and the effect of the sea-surface temperature on fog formation is shown in a series of graphs and figures. Also discussed is the importance of wind shear and radiation with relation to the model. Several modifications to the model were tested and are described and the results of five experiments are reported. Conclusions and recommendations derived as a result of this study are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FOG, ATMOSPHERE MODELS), (*MARINE METEOROLOGY, FOG), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, SEA WATER, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, WIND, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, HUMIDITY, WEATHER FORECASTING

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE