Quiz about The Science of Fog
Quiz about The Science of Fog

The Science of Fog Trivia Quiz


Fog has always been intriguing to me. Just what is it? And what kind of weather conditions cause it? There are six types of fog. I'll describe a type and you tell me what it is. This will be multiple choice of course!

A multiple-choice quiz by draculanut31. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
draculanut31
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
102,360
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
5
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
4 / 5
Plays
3579
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1. This type of fog does not extend to the base of any overhead clouds. It is also used to describe radiation fog. Hint

Precipitation fog
Valley fog
Ground fog
Advection fog

2. This kind occurs when moist air passes over a cool surface by wind and is cooled. Hint

Advection fog
Valley fog
Upslope fog
Precipitation fog

3. This kind of fog is found in the mountains. Humid air is pushed up to make fog. Hint

Advection fog
Steam fog
Valley fog
Upslope fog

4. This kind of fog is formed by cold air passing over warmer water. Hint

Sea smoke/steam fog
Upslope fog
Valley fog
Ground fog

5. This is the most common fog that we find after a storm. Once the rain evaporates, the added vapor increases in the air, so that the vapor condenses to form the fog. Hint

Upslope fog
Valley fog
Precipitation fog
Ground fog


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. This type of fog does not extend to the base of any overhead clouds. It is also used to describe radiation fog.

Answer: Ground fog

This is the kind of fog that is most common. It's the kind of fog that we see at night and is usually gone by morning.
2. This kind occurs when moist air passes over a cool surface by wind and is cooled.

Answer: Advection fog

This is the kind of fog that can keep an airplane suspended in the air or grounded due to lack of visibility. It is extremely thick, and is very common in the central U.S.
3. This kind of fog is found in the mountains. Humid air is pushed up to make fog.

Answer: Upslope fog

Upslope fog is a very common fog in the Rockies. This one was kind of a dead giveaway. :-)
4. This kind of fog is formed by cold air passing over warmer water.

Answer: Sea smoke/steam fog

I swear we had that kind of fog here around me tonight! This is the kind of fog that you see over the ocean or a lake. This kind of fog is also referred to as evaporation fog.
5. This is the most common fog that we find after a storm. Once the rain evaporates, the added vapor increases in the air, so that the vapor condenses to form the fog.

Answer: Precipitation fog

I hope you enjoyed my short little quiz on fog!
Source: Author draculanut31

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