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CaptainVertigo
2015-04-07 21:30:59
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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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Galtymore & Galtybeg from King's Yard
conrad1179 20 hours ago.
run, Len: 11.8km, Climb: 670m, Area: Galtymore, Galty Mountains (Ireland) Galty...

  
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Camaderry South East Top: Steep climb, sorry trail, great views.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a day ago.
There's a number of ways to reach the top such as starting from the main, paying, carpark near the Glendalough lake at around T1115 9635. Going straight up from here more or less north there is an...

  
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Kirikee Mountain: Kirikee from the NW.
simon3 a day ago.
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Brockagh Mountain SE Top: Flattish height NW of Laragh with views, boggy paths a
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a day ago.
Situated at the south eastern tip of a spur from Tonelagee it therefore commands wonderful views out over Laragh to the south east and Glenmacnass valley and waterfall to the north. Glendalough is...

  
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Carrickarede: Island.
sandman 3 days ago.
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BRANDON HILL - THE QUICK WAY
David-Guenot 2 days ago.
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Inishmeane: The concrete road thru the village
magicstep 4 days ago.
Part of the village, about 10 houses in total.

  
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Inishmeane: Not much to do, a tranquil place.
magicstep 4 days ago.
Visited in 2014. There's a sandy beach and a solid pier with slipway and a picnic table facing the mainland. The road from the pier all the way thru the village is a robust concrete one, but it's ...

  
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BLACKSTAIRS CHALLENGE 2017 - A PEAK-BAGGER'S ROUTE
David-Guenot 2 days ago.
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Inishsirrer: Deserted village
magicstep 4 days ago.
Mainland on the horizon (left and right)

  
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ewen
ewen 6 days ago.
Now living furth of Scotland and getting to know the Irish hills. If you come across a Scottish hill Walker with dodgy knees and walking sedately, stop and say hello.

  
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Inishsirrer: The only building that is not a ruin.
magicstep 4 days ago.
Surprisingly Donegal islands have a very good mobile internet reception, sometimes better than in an office in Dublin.


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