Projects

Improving visibility forecasting in summer time polar fog

By January 17, 2021January 26th, 2021No Comments
Institution: Dalhousie University
Theme: Environmental change, Human activity
Area of Vulnerability: Coastal communities

Principal investigator

Rachel Chang, Dalhousie University

Co-PI

David Atkinson

Call

Cycle II, Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP)

This project targets improved understanding of how fog works in the northern coastal environment. Communities and other groups operating in the North, such as mining/shipping companies, aircraft operators, Coast Guard, or tourism operators, are all very dependent on surface visibility conditions. Most Northern communities are located on the coast. However, little research focusing on the direct sampling of fog droplets and particles has been performed in the North in the summer.