The Factors That Affect The Formation Of Certain Fogs

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Jose S. Godinez Jr
Dr. Omolayo
Geo 115
Introduction This paper will contain an insight on what exactly is fog and explain certain types that occur here on earth including the factors that affect the formation of certain fogs. Understanding of the foggiest places in the United States of America as well as look into the types of fogs that occur in California. Understanding the importance that the North Pacific anticyclone, offshore-winds, sea-surface temperatures, heat low, cold ocean currents, upwelling, temperature inversion and hygroscopic nuclei play a role in creating radiation and advection fogs in California. State facts and give information about accidents that have emerged due to fog and the strategies that the Department of Transportation in the Unites States of America take in order to prevent accidents from occurring. as well as their effectiveness will be discussed and evaluated.
Types of Fogs and the Foggiest places in U.S. Fog, “like any cloud, usually forms in one of two ways: (1) by cooling-air is cooled below its saturation point (dew point); and (2) by evaporation and mixing-water vapor is added to the air by evaporation, and mixing-water vapor is added to the air by evaporation, and the moist air mixes with relatively dry air.” (Ahrens & Samson, 2011, p. 97)
Radiation Fog, (ground fog)- Occurs when the radiational air temperature is below its dew point over land. The best conditions are when dry air overlay’s a thin layer of humid air
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