Evaluation of Fog Predictions and Detection, Phase 2

This project's objectives are to: (1) To advise the University of Central Florida (UCF) on the important factors that should be included in the data collection and algorithm; (2) Review the data collection plan and equipment and advise UCF accordingly; (3) Work with UCF on testing, checking and validating a fog predictive algorithm; (4) Advise UCF on inversion and other sources of data and its eventual integration in the fog predictive algorithm. To layer data combine rainfall data with other parameters to determine state wide soil moisture content; (5) Check, test and approve the fog predictive algorithm to detail fog occurrence at all NOAA recording sites for the period of study; (6) Reports of the previous 5 items to FOOT and UCF; (7) Continue to monitor the progress of satellite detection of fog methodology, in particular the advent of GOES R, will be launched in 2015. It will have at least an order of magnitude greater resolution than the present satellites and significantly increase its ability to detect fog; (8) Provide meteorological expertise to Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in its current efforts to develop and deploy fog detection and notification technology; and (9) Utilize NOAA radar and other products available from NOAA and Florida Department of Forestry to determine if these products can be substituted for direct measurement of some of the variables (such as soil moisture, wind, rainfall, etc.) over a large area instead of having to be measured by special equipment at each location where fog is likely to form.


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    • Status: Active
    • Contract Numbers:

      BDV30 977-14

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      Research Center
      605 Suwannee Street MS-30
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      Wilson, Mark

    • Performing Organizations:

      Florida State University

      Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science
      PO Box 3064520
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32306
    • Principal Investigators:

      Ray, Peter

    • Start Date: 20150507
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20170131
    • Source Data: RiP Project 39636

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01562777
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BDV30 977-14
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: May 12 2015 1:00AM