This cloud is trapped in a canyon

Image

Image: Jason Mizerek, Fleet Science Center

San Diego's many canyons create some interesting weather-related phenomena. When morning fog rolls in, these low-lying clouds can get trapped in canyons by layers of warmer air. These clouds are sometimes referred to as valley fog.

Resources:

NASA's Earth Observatory: Valley Fog

National Geographic: Fog

PBS California: The Science of Fog

NGSS & Grade

MS-ESS2-5,ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth's Surface Processes,ESS2.D: Weather and Climate

Type
Phenomena
Subject
Earth and Space Science

More Activities & Resources:

Why do ants move in lines?
Phenomena
How do we recycle sewage water?
Phenomena

Image: San Diego Zoo Global

Phenomena

The Fleet Science Center invites you to connect to the power of science through FLEETtv!