Special Issue "Selected Papers from “The 31st Nordic Conference on Meteorology (NMM31)”"

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Climatology and Meteorology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2019)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Haraldur Ólafsson

Department of Physics, University of Iceland and Icelandic Meteorological Office, Bustadavegur 9, IS-150 Reykjavik, Iceland
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Interests: orographic flows; mesoscale meteorology and climatology; high-resolution simulations for forecasting and regional climate; dust and snow
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jan-Asle Olseth

Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, Norway
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Interests: radiation; remote sensing; meteorological applications; local weather and climate

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A special issue from the Nordic Meteorology Conference, held in Reykjavík in June 2018. A key denominator is applied meteorology and forecasting of weather and climate in the Nordic regions. This contains verification methods and comparisons of model results, probability forecasts, meteorology and climate for the energy sector, climate services, new data sources and observations and modeling in the Arctic.

Prof. Dr. Haraldur Ólafsson
Prof. Dr. Jan-Asle Olseth
Guest Editors

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  • Nordic region
  • applied meteorology and climatology
  • Arctic

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Unprecedented Vessel-Icing Climatology Based on Spray-Icing Modelling and Reanalysis Data: A Risk-Based Decision-Making Input for Arctic Offshore Industries
Atmosphere 2019, 10(4), 197; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos10040197
Received: 5 March 2019 / Revised: 8 April 2019 / Accepted: 9 April 2019 / Published: 11 April 2019
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Marine icing is considered a major concern for vessels operating in the Arctic Ocean. Interaction between vessels and waves is the major source of sea spray that, under certain conditions, can lead to ice accretion on the vessels and thus create hazardous situations. [...] Read more.
Marine icing is considered a major concern for vessels operating in the Arctic Ocean. Interaction between vessels and waves is the major source of sea spray that, under certain conditions, can lead to ice accretion on the vessels and thus create hazardous situations. Various models have been developed for the estimation of ice accretion rate using meteorological and oceanographic parameters. Various data sets are also available containing observations of spray icing events for different Arctic offshore regions. However, there is limited climatological information that can be used for providing decision-makers with the necessary information on optimal options and solutions in advance for assessing, managing, and mitigating the risks imposed by spray icing. In this study, a Marine-Icing model for the Norwegian Coast Guard (MINCOG) is adapted to study and analyze ice accretion on vessels operating in sea areas between Northern Norway and Spitsbergen, their temporal and spatial variations, as well as their statistical distributions over the region. This study uses NOrwegian ReAnalysis 10 km data (NORA10) of atmosphere and ocean parameters as input to the icing model from 1980 to 2012. The developed spray icing maps representing spatial and temporal variation of icing severity and spray-ice accretion rate, as well as the probability of the occurrence of icing events at different junctures and periods, can be used for risk-based decision-making tasks involved in industrial activities including shipping and offshore logistics operations in these sea areas. Full article

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