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[*] Post 362149 posted on 7-1-2009 at 20:36 Reply With Quote
A foggy question



I drove 52 miles today in foggy/misty conditions. It was a bit like Brigadoon with towns/villages suddenly appearing out of the mist. However, what I want to know is this:

Settlements which had orange street lights still had fog. Places that had white street lamps had clear patches.

Was it entirely coincidental or is there more heat in the white street lights or is it something else?
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[*] Post 362151 posted on 7-1-2009 at 21:07 Reply With Quote


What a good question! I wonder what the answer is.
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[*] Post 362172 posted on 8-1-2009 at 03:34 Reply With Quote


Very interesting. I have no idea, I always thought that the wavelength of the Orange lights was supposed to penetrate the fog better than the others. The heat output of the white lights may well be a factor.
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