An annual photography pilgrimmage

One of the most amazing annual events in California is the annual settling of the Tule Fog into the Great Central Valley, particularly the San Joaquin Valley. Colder air that is foggy settles onto the valley floor because colder air is heavier. Warmer air sits right on top of the cold air because above the insulating fog clouds, there is warm sunshine. This phenomenon is called an “air temperature inversion” and is common in basins and valleys during winter. They call it “inversion” because air temperature normally is lower with altitude. The effect creates an inland sea of fog. This blog will continue as I am leaving now with a camera to take pictures of it. Keep an eye on Flickr — I’ll post the pics!

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