Fog...

Discussion in 'Alpine & Southern' started by tickers75, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. tickers75

    tickers75 First Runs

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    Just a quick question for all those in the know....i've noticed this basically everytime i head up to the mountains....mainly Buller,and now with cams it basically confirms it anyway....whenever it is really foggy in the low lying areas..i.e Melbourne it is clear as a bell up on the hill....is this almost a god given and what causes this? Cheers.
     
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    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    temperature inversion caused by cold air drainage into valleys.
     
  3. Gimble

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    There was a thread on this once before, or at least about the mechanisms of fog creation. It has something to do with the fact that good fogs tend to form when there is clear sky, because heat can escape from ground level more rapidly, cooling the ground and producing fog. Someone will be able to answer better than this.