The observation room on the IARC
buildings fifth floor is high enough to be above most of this
particular episode of ice fog.
Ice fog forms when there's a temperature
inversion in the area, the temperature drops so low (typically way below zero F) that the
very last of the water in the atmosphere condenses into a fog of micro
It can be pretty gloomy down under the fog . . .
. . . . here at least the sun is poking through
. . . .
. . . . this raven doesn't seem to be bothered
even when it's so dim the street lights start to come on.
Ice fog can result in some really cool sunset
This setting sun is squashed by refraction through the
atmosphere (click on the image for a full size image).
This setting sun is squashed too, but it's also
distorted by temperature layers in the atmosphere (click on the image
Sun setting over a sea of ice fog.