Why do clouds by the ocean burn off after a certain point in the day?



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    Along the shores of oceans and large bodies of water, advection fog happens when moist air from the water passes over the cooler surface of the land. Frequently, warmer weather inland sucks the moist air across the land, creating a thick blanket of fog. Advection fog happens most frequently around the ocean because the salt increases the humidity, and condensation can form at a much lower humidity level around salt. Another common type of fog is radiation fog. Radiation fog usually occurs after dark, when the Earth radiates heat outwards. As the heat rises, it is cooled, causing saturation conditions and fog. Radiation fog usually clings close to the ground, and disappears by mid-morning, once the day warms up enough to dissipate it.

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