Finger Lakes Fog

Venturino, Michael
June 2006
New York State Conservationist;Jun2006, Vol. 60 Issue 6, p2
The article describes and illustrates the formation of fog in the Finger Lakes region in New York State. Fog consists of very small water droplets suspended in the air. These tiny droplets form when conditions cause water molecules in the air to change from gas or water vapor to liquid or the droplets. Geological properties of the Finger Lakes region lead to the retention of large amounts of moisture, setting the stage for fog formation. The moisture-laden areas include the lakes, the marshy areas in the valleys and the steep slopes.


Related Articles

  • Fog and mist. Farndon, John // Planet Earth (1-59084-469-6);2003, p13 

    Like clouds, mist is billions of tiny water droplets floating on the air. Fog forms near the ground. Mist forms when the air cools to the point where the water vapor it contains condenses to water. Meteorologists define fog as a mist that reduces visibility to less than 0.6 miles.

  • Large-Scale Environmental Influences on the Onset, Maintenance, and Dissipation of Six Sea Fog Cases over the Yellow Sea. Li, Pengyuan; Fu, Gang; Lu, Chungu // Pure & Applied Geophysics;May2012, Vol. 169 Issue 5/6, p983 

    Sea fog is typically formed and developed under a set of favorable environmental conditions, which are associated with the station pressure changes, sea level pressure, winds, temperature, water vapor supply, and sea surface temperature. Understanding of these environmental factors during the...

  • INTO THE Fog. Frazier, Ian S. // Popular Photography;Dec2009, Vol. 73 Issue 12, p52 

    The article offers information on taking photographs with fog. Fog forms when humid air cools and approaches the dew point, which causes water vapor to form into tiny water droplets on particles in the air called nuclei. The author says that good places to look for fog are nighttime valleys and...

  • WHat CaUSES fog? Goodwin, Melissa A. // Fun For Kidz;Mar/Apr2009, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p43 

    This article offers information on fog. When air cools to the dewpoint both clouds and fog are formed. Liquid water droplets that form clouds and fog came from water vapor. Particular focus is given to the distinction between a fog and cloud. Another way in which fog is formed is when Earth...

  • Forms of Condensation. Purslow, Frances // Water Cycle;2006, p9 

    The article offers information on several classes of condensation. One is cloud, which is a mass of water vapor that floats in the sky. Another is dew, which is a water that condenses on plants after a cool temperature in the night. Last is the fog, which composes of a cloud of water vapor that...

  • Reply to the Comment on: Water vapor continuum in the millimeter spectral region. Ma, Q.; Tipping, R. H. // Journal of Chemical Physics;7/15/1991, Vol. 95 Issue 2, p1428 

    Presents a reply to comments on a paper which theoretically calculated water vapor continuum to actual atmospheric absorption. Calculation of the far-wing contribution of pure rotational transitions to the absorption in the millimeter spectral region; Applicability of the calculation for the...

  • Humidity. Stranks, Jeremy // A-Z of the Environment;2008, p210 

    A definition of the term "humidity" is presented, which refers to the amount of water vapour present in air.

  • Development and Evaluation of a Convection Scheme for Use in Climate Models. Emanuel, Kerry A.; Zivkovic-Rothman, Marina // Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences;6/1/99, Vol. 56 Issue 11, p1766 

    Deals with a study which demonstrated the sensitivity of water vapor prediction to vertical resolution with a discussion of requirements for high-quality simulation of atmospheric water vapor in climate models. Basis of the convection scheme; Parameters and their optimized values; Definition of...

  • Stable water isotopologue ratios in fog and cloud droplets of liquid clouds are not size-dependent. Spiegel, J. K.; Aemisegger, F.; Scholl, M.; Wienhold, F. G.; Collett Jr., J. L.; Lee, T.; van Pinxteren, D.; Mertes, S.; Tilgner, A.; Herrmann, H.; Werner, R. A.; Buchmann, N.; Eugster, W. // Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics;2012, Vol. 12 Issue 20, p9855 

    In this work, we present the first observations of stable water isotopologue ratios in cloud droplets of different sizes collected simultaneously. We address the question whether the isotope ratio of droplets in a liquid cloud varies as a function of droplet size. Samples were collected from a...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics