Fog Formation and Dispersal by Trailing Vortices

  • P. Baronti
  • S. Elzweig
Conference paper


A model is presented to explain why fogs can be maintained for extended periods of time. The model considers the fog as a dynamical system whereby droplets depletion through fall is balanced by a continuous process of evaporation and condensation. The controlling parameters of the process are indicated. Possible means of fog dispersal by the velocity field induced by trailing vortices are suggested.


Liquid Water Content Adiabatic Lapse Rate Unity Lewis Number Eddy Conductivity Trail Vortex 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Baronti
    • 1
  • S. Elzweig
    • 1
  1. 1.Advanced Technology Laboratories, Inc.JerichoUSA

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