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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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What factors affect the formation of radiation inversion fogs (ground fogs)?

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The factors that affect the formation of radiation inversion fogs (ground fogs).

Explanation

Radiation fog is also called temperature-inversion fog or ground fog. It is the type of fog that occurs on clear, cold and absolutely calm nights which last till morning. These conditions favor the loss of terrestrial radiation from the Earth’s surface. Earth releases solar radiation absorbed during the day time, and the air directly above the surface is cooled by conduction with respect to the cooler ground.

However, conduction can operate only few meters near to ground and the air on the top becomes warmer. Hence, the colder layers that lie below the warmer layers in the atmosphere lead to temperature inversion...

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