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Mountain tops above fog resemble ancient Pannonian Sea islands

By: Vibor Cipan Published on: November 28, 2020, and filed under Climate and weather Tagged by: , , , , , , , ,
  • Fog and low clouds are common during fall and winter in Central Europe
  • Mountain tops above fog resemble ancient islands of the Pannonian Sea
Mountain tops above fog resemble ancient Pannonian Sea islands

Fog and low clouds in November across the Pannonian plain and Central Europe is not exactly news. It's common, sometimes prolonged, gray, and gloomy. But what is interesting is how the low clouds and fog resemble the extent of the Pannonian Sea that once occupied these areas.

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In one of our previous articles, we created a Pannonian Sea map and played around and simulated its extent and ancient island mountains. You should check it out!

Rough map of the extent of the Pannonian Sea
A rough map of the extent of the Pannonian Sea

Now, with the low clouds and fog in the lowlands, we have a similar view. Ancient islands of the Pannonian Sea are now peeking above fog and clouds resembling the sea that once occupied these lands.

On this NASA imagery from November 26, 2020, it is easy to see the Slavonian mountains (Croatia) of Papuk and Psunj, Medvednica near Zagreb is also visible, as well as Ivanščica and parts of Žumberak.

Mountain tops above fog resemble ancient Pannonian Sea islands
Mountain tops above fog resemble ancient Pannonian Sea islands

While the comparison might be lacking, and it is by no means perfect, it still matches these fertile lowlands and valleys with occasional peaks catching some sun above the fog.