Fog and Boundary Layer Clouds: Fog Visibility and Forecasting

  • Ismail Gultepe
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Part of the Pageoph Topical Volumes book series (PTV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-N7
  2. I. Gultepe
    Pages 1115-1116
  3. Robert Tardif
    Pages 1117-1119
  4. I. Gultepe, R. Tardif, S.C. Michaelides, J. Cermak, A. Bott, J. Bendix et al.
    Pages 1121-1159
  5. M.D. Müller, C. Schmutz, E. Parlow
    Pages 1241-1264
  6. Lorenzo De La Fuente, Yves Delage, Serge Desjardins, Allan MacAfee, Garry Pearson, Harold Ritchie
    Pages 1303-1325
  7. S.C. Michaelides, F. Liassidou, C.N. Schizas
    Pages 1347-1364
  8. John Bjørnar Bremnes, Silas Chr. Michaelides
    Pages 1365-1381
  9. Otto Hyvärinen, Jukka Julkunen, Vesa Nietosvaara
    Pages 1383-1396
  10. Leonard A. Wells
    Pages 1397-1421

About these proceedings


The e?ect of fog on human life was recognized in the early ages of mankind but its impact has signi?cantly increased during recent decades due to increasing air, marine, and road tra?c. In fact, the ?nancial and human losses related to fog and low visibility became comparable to the losses from other weather events, e.g., tornadoes or, in some situations, even hurricanes. The purpose of this review is to summarize the earlier works on fog and to lay a basis for the articles presented in this special issue and outline perspectives for future fog research. The earliest works on fog can be traced back to Aristotle’s Meteorologica (284– 322 B.C.). These were extensively referenced by NEUMANN (1989) in his study of early works on fog and weather. This paragraph is mainly based on his detailed work. In the English translation by H.D.P. Lee (1962, ARISTOTLE), a statement is given on the relationship between fog and good weather. Also, NEUMANN (1989) relates a poem by ARATUS (315–240 B.C.), which was referred to as Prognostication Through Weather Signs, in an English translation by G.R. Mair (ARATUS, 1921).


Climatology Cloud Fog Meteorology Scale Weather forecasting clouds forecasting geophysics remote sensing satellite temperature

Editors and affiliations

  • Ismail Gultepe
    • 1
  1. 1.Cloud Physics and Severe Weather Research Section Science and Technology BranchEnvironment CanadaTorontoCanada

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