fog and mist are caused by condensation. how?explain.

Asked by pahiroy1221 | 20th Jul, 2015, 07:01: PM

Expert Answer:

Mist is tiny droplets of water hanging in the air. These droplets form when warmer water in the air is rapidly cooled, causing it to change from invisible gas to tiny visible water droplets. Mist often forms when warmer air over water suddenly encounters the cooler surface of land. Fog begins to form when water vapour condenses into tiny liquid water droplets suspended in the air.

When the sky is clear at night, land surfaces radiate heat to space and therefore cool. Sea and lake surfaces do not, however, cool by more than a small amount overnight (much less than 1°C). If the air in contact with a surface is cooled to its dew-point temperature, small water droplets form.

Answered by Arvind Diwale | 21st Jul, 2015, 03:25: PM