Articles | Volume 15, issue 17
Research article
07 Sep 2022
Research article |  | 07 Sep 2022

Passive ground-based remote sensing of radiation fog

Heather Guy, David D. Turner, Von P. Walden, Ian M. Brooks, and Ryan R. Neely

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Fog formation is highly sensitive to near-surface temperatures and humidity profiles. Passive remote sensing instruments can provide continuous measurements of the vertical temperature and humidity profiles and liquid water content, which can improve fog forecasts. Here we compare the performance of collocated infrared and microwave remote sensing instruments and demonstrate that the infrared instrument is especially sensitive to the onset of thin radiation fog.