Remote sensing of low visibility over otopeni airport
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics, P.O.BOX: MG-11, Magurele, Bucharest, Romania
2 Romanian Air Traffic Services- ROMATSA, 10 Ion Ionescu De la Brad Str., Bucharest, Romania
Published online: 13 April 2018
The paper is focused on the study of atmospheric conditions determining low vertical visibility over Henri Coanda airport. A network of ceilometers and a Sodar were used to detect fog and low level cloud layers. In our study, vertical visibility from ceilometers and acoustic reflectivity from Sodar for November 2016 were used to estimate fog depth and top of fog layers, respectively. The correlation between fog and low cloud occurrence and the wind direction and speed is also investigated.
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