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PubTalk 7/2014 — The Ecological Value of Coastal Fog

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Cooling relief and nebulous forecasts for northern California

by Alicia Torregrosa, USGS Physical Scientist


  • Did you know:
  • The Moss Beach/Montara area north of Half Moon Bay is the foggiest place in the San Francisco Bay Area?
  • Summertime fog in northern California depends on ocean conditions from Tahiti to Alaska?
  • The presence of coastal fog is critical to maintain biodiversity?
  • Fog water can be harvested by meshes that mimic desert dune grasses?
  • New satellite sensors are among many new tools for ecologists and resource managers to understand fog dynamics?




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