EGU General Assembly 2021
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correlation between Low-level Jets and fog events in Tianjin

Bingui Wu
Bingui Wu
  • Tianjin institute of meteorological sciences, tianjin, China (

Correlation between Low-level Jets and Fog Events in Tianjin  

Bingui Wu1,2 Zongfei Li1,2 , Tingting Ju3,&, Hongsheng Zhang4

1 Affiliation:Tianjin Key Labarotory of Marine Meteorology, Tianjin 300074, China.

2 Affiliation: Tianjin Meteorological Bureau, Tianjin 300074, China.

Address: Tianjin Meteorological Bureau, No.100 Weather Station Road Hexi District, Tianjin, 300074, China.

3 Affiliation: Institute of Navigation College, Dalian Maritime University, Dalian 116026, China

Address: Dalian Maritime University, No.1 LinghaiRoad Ganjingzi District, Dalian 116026, China

4 Affiliation: Laboratory for Climate and Ocean-Atmosphere Studies, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China

Address: Peking University, No.5 Yiheyuan Road Haidian District, Beijing 100871, China

KEY WORDS: low level jet, fog, Tianjin


Fog and low level jet (LLJ) greatly affect aviation. Both of them are cared more, while not for their relationship. In this study, the relationship between the LLJs and fog are studied using the observational hourly wind profile data and the automatic meteorological observation data from Xiqing in 2016. The results show that LLJs play an important role in the fog events. The fog events tend to occur frequently with the occurrence of LLJs, especially in spring and summer, which suggest the LLJs seem to be more important for triggering advection fogs. In addition, the relationship between LLJs and fog events occur simultaneously and one, two and three days after the occurrence of LLJs are compared, and a pronounced relation are observed between LLJs and fog events one day after, a lag effect of LLJs on fog events is verified. For the condition that the LLJ and fog event occur on the same day, the differences of specific humidity between the occurrence of LLJs and fogs. In the case that the occurrence of LLJ is prior to fog, persistent southwest wind support the fog formation. While the differences of specific humidity between the occurrence of LLJs and fogs, in the case that the occurrence of LLJ is posterior to fog are always larger or close to zero, and the prevailing wind direction is north wind, which suggest that the main contribution of LLJs to fog is leading to fog dissipation and short duration in this condition. For the condition that the occurrence of LLJ one day prior to fog event, a pronounced negative correlation between the height of LLJs and the duration of fog is observed.

How to cite: Wu, B.: correlation between Low-level Jets and fog events in Tianjin, EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-1966,, 2021.

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