A Locally Smoothed Terrain‐Following Vertical Coordinate to Improve the Simulation of Fog and Low Stratus in Numerical Weather Prediction Models

Abstract The correct simulation of fog and low stratus (FLS) is a difficult task for numerical weather prediction (NWP) models. The Swiss Plateau experiences many days with FLS in winter. Most NWP models employ terrain‐following vertical coordinates. As a consequence, the typically flat cloud top is...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: Stephanie Westerhuis, Oliver Fuhrer
Format: Article
Published: American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2021-08-01
Series:Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems
Online Access:https://doi.org/10.1029/2020MS002437