fog bank marks the confluence of the Gulf of California and the tropical Pacific

Sky follows sea: where the tropical Pacific ocean and the Sea of Cortez meet, there is a sharp water temperature differential. The Pacific is cold, chilled by the south flowing California current while the waters of the Sea of Cortez are relatively warm. This is reflected by the atmospheric conditions created where atmosphere meets hydrosphere. This almost permanent fog bank (to the right) clings to the chilly California current from Alaska as far south as Manzanillo, Mexico.

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