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ground fog

Fog that is largely confined to the ground.
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Usually radiation fog lifts as the sun rises and warms the ground.
In addition to its appearance, it differs from radiation fog in that it forms over a water body, whereas radiation fog forms over land.
California's Central Valley historically experiences long-lived, spatially extensive radiation fog during the late fall through early spring seasons; this fog is locally referred to as "tule fog" (Suckling and Mitchell 1988; Underwood et al.
Conversely, radiation fog tends to be patchy or isolated.
Ferrier, 2008: Asymptotic analysis of equilibrium in radiation fog.
If there is residual ground moisture, be alert to the possibility of radiation fog by dawn.
Finally, as large weather systems march across the United States, garden-variety radiation fog can set in anywhere there is a combination of wet ground, clear nighttime conditions and light winds.
Radiation fog generally requires clear skies, little or no wind, and small tempdewpoint spreads.
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