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What are the two ways that fog forms?
Fog can form by: Lowering the air temperature to the dew point. Increasing the water vapor content. Mixing cold air with warm, moist air.
What causes fog to form over water?
Fog that forms over water is commonly referred to as sea fog or lake fog. It forms when warm, moist air flows over relatively colder waters. Sometimes radiation fog that forms over land can move over bays, harbors, inlets, the intra-coastal and nearby ocean waters.
Does rain clear up fog?
Rain falls from clouds, and fog is a cloud. The tiny droplets that make up fog may collide and coalesce with raindrops as they pass through a fog bank, but most of the fog molecules will continue to be supported and separated by thermal Brownian motion, and will not be physically “washed away” by a rainstorm.
What is fog and how it is formed?
First it is important to understand that fog is basically a cloud on the ground. This means like clouds it is a collection of tiny water droplets formed when evaporated water is cooled. The way it is cooled determines how fog is formed. The first way that fog is formed is by infrared cooling.
What are the conditions necessary for the formation of fog?
Conditions for Fog Formation:
How can fog form when its really cold?
When cold air passes over a warm body of water, the air above the water (which tends to be warmer due to evaporation), will mix with the cold air, creating a layer of fog. This type of fog develops when the the nighttime loss of energy causes the air temperature to cool to the dew point.
What is the dew point, and how does fog form?
AmbientWeather.com: What Humidity Level does Fog, Mist, and Rain Occur? Fog. Fog forms when the difference between air temperature and dew point is less than 2.5 °C (4.5 °F). Dew Point = 65.5 degF. Mist. Mist forms when the relative humidity is greater than about 70\%. Rain. Often, rain will be falling from clouds where the humidity is 100\% into air with a lower humidity.