Fog Regime in Latvia and Factors Affecting it: Case Study-Riga Airport

Zanita Avotniece, Māris Kļaviņš


Fog is a hazardous weather phenomenon, which can impact traffic (especially air traffic) and air quality. The aim of this study is to analyse fog climatology, the trends of long-term changes of fog events and factors affecting them in general, in Latvia, but especially in Riga airport. For a 50-year period of observations, the analysis of the fog frequencies, long-term changes and atmospheric conditions favourable for the occurrence of fog events in Latvia has been studied. During the analysis two inter-annual maxima of fog frequency were found in spring and autumn, and the seasonal differences in the formation of fog were also approved by the satellite data on low cloud cover. 


fog, aviation, long-term trends, occurrence

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DOI: 10.7250/iscect.2013.001


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