Marsh Woman's brew

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b4light May 21, 2016, 05:16 PM
Marsh Woman's brew is an old danish term for this kind of fog, which typically occurs at twilight in autumn, when a warm day is followed by sudden temperature drop and the weather is calm. The phenomenon happens when warm, water saturated air in valleys, bogs and wet meadows collide with cold air, which settles like a lid on top. A compact, milky fog forms, usually up to knee height, but in this case it was a lot higher.

I don't know what the phenomenon is called in English, but the Marsh Woman and her brewing may be known around the World, thanks to Hans Christian Andersen.

The photo is uploaded in HD-resolution (1920 x 1080 px), so please enlarge to enjoy the details.

Daniel Isenmann July 10, 2016, 05:32 PM
Good shot! The fog makes the photo special in some kind.
b4light July 10, 2016, 05:35 PM
Thank you Daniel! Surprised to get a comment - 23hq seems pretty dead these days...
Isisbridge December 16, 2016, 03:24 PM
Very interesting. I'd never heard of this before.
mramshaw August 27, 2017, 11:51 PM
It makes a wonderful desktop, thanks for the full-size.

I've always heard these described as inversions, and I've only
seen them at a altitude while skiing. At Whistler for instance,
it's possible to have three separate weather systems going.
Raining at the bottom, fog in the middle, clear on top. Or fog
in the middle, snow or rain up top and clear at the bottom. It
can vary widely.

In the interior at Big White (famous for hunched and huddled
snow-covered trees called hoodoos) the fog would often come
almost all of the way up the mountain, so it would look like
an island oasis surrounded by a sea of mist. Magical stuff.

Sonja August 28, 2017, 12:55 PM
It looks very nice and amzing ant once. Used to our sometimes similar looking chinook conditions in the alps I wonder if it lends to headaches, however....
b4light August 28, 2017, 08:34 PM
Thanks for commenting, mramshaw and Sonja.

mramshaw, I'm sure that technically this is the same as an inversion - I just tied the title to what it popularly has been called in Danish, probably for centuries. Hans Christian Andersen, the world famous fairytale writer, mentions the Marsh Woman in several of his stories, written in the mid 1800's.

Sonja, I've never heard any connection between this kind of fog and headaches - but just because I haven't heard of it, does not mean it doesn't exist. I have heard of other types of weather as headache inducing to some people.

Fizgig plus August 29, 2017, 10:38 AM
Gorgeous tones! Beautiful scene & capture =)
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