Have you ever wondered what the difference is between types of fog?
In this blog post, we will be discussing 10 different kinds of fog. The first type is radiation fog that occurs when ground-level air cools to its dew point and becomes saturated with water vapor.
They are caused by temperature inversions during clear nights, which cause a thin layer of warmer air just above the surface to mix slowly upward into colder layers aloft.
The second type is advection fog which occurs when there is an atmospheric lapse rate near the Earth’s surface, causing moist air close to the ground to cool down at a faster rate than that higher up in the atmosphere.
This leads to condensation and eventual precipitation over an extended period of time. The third type is frontal fog, which occurs when a cold air mass of an extratropical cyclone or winter storm moves across relatively warmer water.
This causes the sinking motion in less dense air to produce condensation and eventual precipitation over an extended period of time., The fourth type is sea smoke that typically forms on fine days with light wind from moderate surface heating after sunset.
Sea smoke appears as a white mist above calm waves at first before gradually thickening into low cloud-like formations that can disrupt shipping lanes if left unattended for long periods of time. It’s often fatal because it reduces visibility so much people lose their bearings and walk off cliffs or other deadly terrain features like hidden ledges and dropoffs without