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CaptainVertigo
2015-04-07 21:30:59
"Looking West from The Playbank" from CaptainVertigo Expand pics
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Fog or Cloud?
On Easter Monday I had the pleasure of looking down from The Playbank at a sea of fog. It made me wonder if the water droplets should properly be called Fog or Cloud? The answer given on http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/ is intriguing.

"Meteorologically speaking fog is nothing but a very low stratus (latin: layer) cloud. In fact this cloud often even touches ground. Fog is made of tiny liquid water droplets, lightweighted enough to remain suspended in the air. Their average diameter is varying between 0.01mm and 0.1mm and causing any light present to be reflected off in different directions. This is the cause of the whitish vale that we all know. The term fog is used when visibility reduces to less than 1km and the relative humidity exceeds 95%."
"Radiation or ground fog - in mountain areas and cold pools often seen as valley fog. Radiation fog might be rather shallow over damp and wet ground after a rainy night and is sometimes called precipitation fog. Radiation fog might also form as a low stratus cloud forming just underneath an inversion, gradually expanding and descending towards the ground surface."


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Knocknacusha: Nice end to a day out.
muddyboots 12 hours ago.
Similar to the other contributors, this is not a single summit day out. I did it after Colly. It's an hour or so with a coffee break. Start at the Ballaghasheen pass (spectacular drive in & out) a...

  
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Meenteog South-East Top: Really...when is a mountain a mountain
muddyboots 12 hours ago.
I am sure like many of you, especially simoburn, that the addition of the Arderin Begs while technically needed, added loads more summits to climb. This one is, well, a real hard sell. I was tryin...

  
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Colly: Double entendre?
muddyboots 12 hours ago.
This is a great quick summit- follow the farm track from the end of the road at Coomnaspeara. I met 2 farmers (one on the way up and the other on the descent. There are 2 farmhouses at the end of ...

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Keeper Hill from Silvermines (Knockanroe Carpark)
caseyc481 a day ago.
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Shehy More: Try a new approach
muddyboots 12 hours ago.
A nice 2 hour 7.5km loop including Shehy More and Loch na mBreac Dearg. The loop starts at W13435 60417 (room 2 cars) and follows a farm track up onto Shehy More. Also for those including Shehy Be...

  
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simon3 2 days ago.
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Meenavally: A pleasant walk to theTower
BigFly 4 days ago.
Lovely pleasant walk

  
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Two Rock Mountain: Red Grouse near the summit.
BarnaneGoat a week ago.
I climbed here a few days ago from the east along the Dublin Mountains Way. The summit was shrouded in mist and we went astray at one point. I later discovered this was the result of a way marker ...

  
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Sgurr a'Choire Riabhaich: If Allt a' Choire Charnaig in spate there's a small
melohara 2 weeks ago.
If the Allt a' Choire Charnaig is in spate there is a small footbridge, wires and planks, a little upstream

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Sgurr Thuilm: If Allt a' Choire Charnaig in spate there's a small footbridge u
melohara 2 weeks ago.
If the Allt a' Choire Charnaig is in spate there is a small footbridge, wires and planks, a little upstream

  
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Sgurr nan Coireachan: If Allt a' Choire Charnaig in spate there's a small foot
melohara 2 weeks ago.
If the Allt a' Choire Charnaig is in spate there is a small footbridge, wires and planks, a little upstream

  
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The Big Gun: A Big View
mcrtchly 2 weeks ago.
A view of the Big Gun, Cnoc na Péiste and the southern ridge of the Reeks taken after a light fall of snow in late January 2017


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