REAL-Fog part 2: A novel approach to calculate high resoluted spatio-temporal fog deposition: A daily fog deposition data set for entire Germany for 1949-2018
Fog deposition depends strongly on location and orographic setting. Even if the absolute amount can be small at some locations, it could play a decisive role. This is also true for Germany. In the lowlands, the annual amount of fog precipitation is in the range of a few mm per year, in the higher altitudes of the low mountain ranges a few hundred mm per year. In this article, we estimated the fog deposition based on the REAL-Fog model for Germany at daily time steps and one kilometre spatial resolution for a 70-year period for the years 1949 to 2018. These results were compared with another fog deposition modelling approach, station measurements and water balance modelling for different catchments in our study region. Comparing the results gives quite an interesting insight and outlook to the challenges to face in the future. The gridded data of the daily sum of the fog deposition we made available via HydroShare repository.