Fog and Stratus Forecast Approaches

Fog and Stratus Forecast Approaches
  1. Describe the differing processes that lead to radiation fog and advection fog
  2. State the two key ingredients for the formation of fog or low stratus: increasing moisture in the boundary layer or decreasing boundary layer temperatures.
  3. Properly identify which processes are dominating a particular fog or low stratus event. You can do this by:
    • Examining the characteristics of the processes involved,
    • Examining the low-level factors that are influencing the event, and
    • Comparing these to the known characteristics, processes, and factors that distinguish a radiation event from an advective event.