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Observations and WRF simulations of fog events at the Spanish Northern Plateau
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dc.contributor.authorRomán Cascón, Carloses_ES
dc.contributor.authorYagüe, Carloses_ES
dc.contributor.authorSastre, Marianoes_ES
dc.contributor.authorMaqueda, Gregorioes_ES
dc.contributor.authorSalamanca, F.es_ES
dc.contributor.authorViana Jiménez, Samueles_ES
dc.identifier.citationAdvances in Science and Research. 2012, 8(1), p. 11-18es_ES
dc.description.abstractThe prediction of fogs is one of the processes not well reproduced by the Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models. In particular, the role of turbulence in the formation or dissipation of fogs is one of the physical processed not well understood, and therefore, not well parameterized by the NWP models. Observational analysis of three different periods with fogs at the Spanish Northern Plateau has been carried out. These periods have also been simulated with the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) numerical model and their results have been compared to observations. The study includes a comparison of the skill of different planetary boundary layer (PBL) parameterizations, surface layer schemes and a test of the gravitational settling of clouds/fogs droplets option. A statistical analysis of this comparison has been evaluated in order to study differences between the periods and between the various parameterizations used. The model results for each PBL parameterization were different, depending on the studied period, due to differences in the features of each fog. This fact made it difficult to obtain generalized conclusions, but allowed us to determine which parameterization performed better for each case. In general, judging from the models results of liquid water content (LWC), none of the PBL schemes were able to correctly simulate the fogs, being Mellor-Yamada Nakanishi and Niino (MYNN) 2.5 level PBL scheme the best one in most of the cases. This conclusion is also supported by the root mean square error (RMSE) calculated for different meteorological variables.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research has been funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (project CGL2009-12797-C03-03). The GR35/10 program (supported by BSCH and UCM) has also partially financed this work through the Research Group “Micrometeorology and Climate Variability” (No 910437).es_ES
dc.publisherCopernicus Publicationses_ES
dc.rightsLicencia CC: Reconocimiento CC BYes_ES
dc.subjectPrediction of fogses_ES
dc.subjectNWP modelses_ES
dc.subjectStatistical analysises_ES
dc.titleObservations and WRF simulations of fog events at the Spanish Northern Plateaues_ES
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