A Case Study of Coastal Fog Event Causing Flight Cancellation and Traffic Accidents

항공기 결항과 연쇄 교통사고를 야기한 연안안개 사례 연구

  • 김영철 (한서대학교 항공운항학과)
  • Received : 2017.03.08
  • Accepted : 2017.03.30
  • Published : 2017.03.31


A heavy foggy event accompanying with complex coastal fog was investigated in this study. This heavy foggy event occurred on FEB 11, 2015. Due to reduced visibility with this foggy event induced more than 100times serial traffic accidents over the Young-jong highway, and Flights from 04:30 AM to 10:00 AM were cancelled on Inchon International Airport. This heavy foggy event was occurred in synoptic and mesoscale environments but dense coastal fog were combined with a combination of sea fog, steam fog, and radiation fog. This kind of coastal fog can predicted by accurate analysis of the direction of the air flow, sea surface temperature(SST), and 925hPa isotherms from numerical weather prediction charts and real time analysis charts.


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