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The Value Of Coastal Fog - It’s More Than Meets The Eye
Free USGS Public Lecture July 31
Released: 7/29/2014 2:00:00 PM

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MENLO PARK, Calif. — Fog is more than just nature’s air conditioning keeping Bay Area residents cool while others in California bake in the summer’s heat; it is also extremely valuable for the local economy for everything from wine production to tourism. This Thursday, USGS Physical Scientist Alicia Torregrosa will tell us about the importance of coastal fog to animals and people and how it helps to maintain a vibrant ecosystem that benefits all living things in the area. She will also answer age old questions such as: is July the foggiest month? How do ocean conditions from Tahiti to Alaska, change summertime fog for northern California? We will also hear how USGS scientists are using new analyses and satellite sensors to understand the dynamics of fog. Find out where the foggiest place in the San Francisco Bay Area actually is and so much more! 


Alicia Torregrosa, USGS Physical Scientist  



Slide-show-illustrated presentation: The Ecological Value of Coastal Fog – Cooling relief and nebulous forecasts for northern California



Thursday, July 31, 2014

12:00 p.m. —Lecture preview for USGS employees and news media representatives

7 p.m.—Public lecture open to all

(both presentations will be live-streamed over the Internet)



U.S. Geological Survey
Building 3 Auditorium, second floor
345 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025

More info and directions:

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