DOI: 10.1029/2004jd005522
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Abstract: [1] One of the most distinctive features of coastally trapped disturbances (CTDs) is the tongue of fog and low clouds propagating poleward along the west coast of continents against the typical coast-parallel equatorward flow. In this study, characteristics of the fog and low clouds observed in conjunction with a CTD event on 15-16 June 2000 are investigated. In particular, we examine the relative importance of radiation, cloud microphysical processes, advection, entrainment, and surface fluxes to the fog and…

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