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  1. TLK

    TLK Active Member

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    Mist Question

    Discussion in 'Setting Development' started by TLK, Jun 23, 2013.

    So, in my novel, there's this place that's wreathed in mist.

    My idea on how this came to be, with some form of understanding of how it works, is that the mist above this area is formed by the cold winds from the north meeting the warm air from the south. This would also mean that north of the misty area, it's quite chilly, whereas south of it, even if you've only travelled a shortish distance, it would be much warmer.

    Would this be correct?
     
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    Wreybies The Ops Pops Operations Manager Staff Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor

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    Mist forms when the temperature of an air mass rops below the dew point. Thiis usually occurs when a warmer, moisture laden air mass meets a cooler air mass, or when a moist, warm air mass cools overnight from radiational cooling (when heat radiates away from the surface overnight into a clear sky - cloudy skies do not favor radiational cooling).
     

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