Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 193–201 | Cite as

Comparison of Several Numerical Methods for Fog Prediction

  • G. A. ZarochentsevEmail author
  • K. G. Rubinstein
  • V. I. Bychkova
  • R. Yu. Ignatov
  • Yu. I. Yusupov


Several methods for visibility calculation for fog forecasting are discussed, including a method suggested by the authors. We use the WRF-ARW model to obtain the necessary meteorological information. The forecasts are estimated using data with a high spatial resolution from European Synoptic stations. The analysis of the methods shows a generally satisfactory quality of forecasts for this phenomenon.


fog meteorological visibility mesoscale modeling transfer of moisture in the surface layer 



The work was partly supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (grant nos. 16-05-00704, 18-35-00044 mol_a, and 16-05-00822 a).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. A. Zarochentsev
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • K. G. Rubinstein
    • 2
    • 3
  • V. I. Bychkova
    • 2
    • 3
  • R. Yu. Ignatov
    • 2
    • 3
  • Yu. I. Yusupov
    • 2
  1. 1.Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Hydrometeorological Centre of RussiaMoscowRussia
  3. 3.The Nuclear Safety Institute, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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