Saturday, October 26, 2019

Oct 19, 2019: Steam Fog

Mist rises from the waters of the south lake. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 10/14/19)

Steam Fog: This type of fog is commonly seen in the Great Lakes but can be seen on any lake. This forms during the fall season. As summer ends, water temperatures don't cool right away but air temperature does. As a mass of dry, cold air moves over a warmer lake the warm lake conducts warm, moist air into the air mass above. This transport between the lake and air evens out. This corresponds to the second law of thermodynamics and this law state "any two bodies that come into contact, the system will become equilibrium state." Steam fog does not become very deep but enough to block some of the sunlight.

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