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CaptainVertigo
2015-04-07 21:30:59
"Looking West from The Playbank" from CaptainVertigo Contract 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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