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advection fog

noun, Meteorology
fog caused by the movement of warm, moist air over a cold surface.
Origin of advection fog
1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • advection fog forms when humid air flows over cold ground or water.
  • advection fog is fog that is formed elsewhere and then transported horizontally, eg to a mountain range.
  • Common advection fog caused by transport of moist air over a cold body of water.
  • advection fog is the fog that arises from the movement of humid air over a surface that is already cool.
  • advection fog is coastal fog that forms when warm, moist air moves over colder water.

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