You can't see humidity. The "boiling sea" image is of normal sea fog. The same as is seen in many places, including San Francisco. Here's a nice shot of Puget Sound in August:
The humidity from the images of fukushima are quite telling.
The fact these occurred on the same coast, just a few 100 miles from this humidity, at the same time, tells me, they're connected.
Of all the types of fog that occur in the sea areas along the coast of Japan, the most stringent
precautions should be taken for front and sea fogs. These fogs occur quite extensively and
occasionally remain for half a day to a full one day (See Fig. 1-1 and Table 1-1).
The Japanese call it oyashio — an ocean current that pulls in cold water from the northern Pacific.
“The interaction between the cold water and the [warmer] air temperature creates fog along the coast,” said Capt. Brooke Matwick, 35th Operations Support Squadron weather flight commander. “There’s days where you just have fog right off the coast and it’s clear-and-a-million right in Misawa. But once the sea breeze starts to kick in and the winds shift to the east, that’s when the sea fog can roll in as well.”
“This is pretty average for the sea fog season,” Matwick said. “Typically, our peak month is in July, where we typically see about 25 days of fog. It tends to taper off in August with about 21 days of fog.”
Originally posted by PtolemyII
Well,dunno how many times you've been to Japanese sea sides,but I've never seen fog.
Not in 19 years,all different weather ,but you guys seem to know more about it than i do .......from googling so...
Okedit on 9/3/13 by PtolemyII because: (no reason given)