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Coastal fog, climate change, and the environment

December 1, 2014

Coastal marine fog, a characteristic feature of climates generated at the eastern boundaries of ocean basins worldwide, evokes different feelings in those who experience it (see Figure 1). Authors and poets use fog to represent mystery, bleakness, and confusion. Film directors seek out fog to shroud scenes in eerie gloominess. Tourists visiting beaches bemoan the cool and damp conditions that create a striking contrast to the sunny warm conditions typically found less than a few kilometers inland. Airline passengers delayed by fog impatiently wait for the skies to clear. Residents get used to the Sun “rising” in midday after fog dissipates.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2014
Title Coastal fog, climate change, and the environment
DOI 10.1002/2014EO500001
Authors Alicia Torregrosa, Travis A. O'Brien, Ian C. Faloona
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
Series Number
Index ID 70141076
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Western Geographic Science Center

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