Analysis of turbulence in fog episodes
- 1Agencia Estatal de Meteorología, Barcelona, Spain
- 2Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Manresa, Spain
- 3Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Abstract. Many processes interact in a complex and highly non-linear way during the life cycle of fog, the turbulent transport being among them. Observations and analysis of turbulence are, then, fundamental to our understanding of the physical mechanisms involved with fog formation, evolution and dissipation. Data gathered by fast-response sonic anemometers are processed using wavelet methods in order to estimate turbulence parameters such as kinetic energy or fluxes during the successive stages of fog evolution.