(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Will the southern African west coast fog be affected by future climate change? Results of an initial fog projection using a regional climate model

published at : Fog - boon or bane ?

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HAENSLER A. (1) ; CERMAK J. (3) ; HAGEMANN S. (1) ; JACOB D. (1 2) ;
(1) Max Planck Inst. for Meteorology, Hamburg, ALLEMAGNE
(2) Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Climate Service Center (CSC), Hamburg, ALLEMAGNE
(3) Inst. for Atmospheric and Climate Science, Zürich, SUISSE


The AA. present an initial study to project the long-term development of fog occurrence along the southern African west coast. For this purpose, they implemented a basic fog diagnostic scheme based on liquid water content into the regional climate model REMO. Regarding the long-term development of fog, two 20-year time slice simulations for a control (1981 to 2000) and a future (2081 to 2100) period following the A1B emission scenario were conducted. The model generally projects a slight increase in the number of fog days for the coastal areas and a slight decrease for the regions located further inland. Especially the latter has the potential to exacerbate the existing water scarcity in the region


Thematical fascicle

published at : Erdkunde / ISSN 0014-0015

Editor : Boss, Kleve - ALLEMAGNE (1947)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 65, no 3 [pp. 261-275]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.



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