Fog horizon

From Glossary of Meteorology



fog horizon

The top of a fog layer that is confined by a low-level temperature inversion in such a way as to give the appearance of the horizon when viewed from above against the sky.

The true horizon is usually obscured by the fog in such instances.
Compare dust horizon, haze horizon, smoke horizon.


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