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08/11/2014

O’Brien Not Lost in the Fog

Source:  Travis O'Brien and Dan Hawkes

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ObrientravissmallFog is a major modifier of climate in the Central Coast area of California, and a major source of moisture and (hence) growth for the giant California Redwoods. But the amount of fog in the area has declined in the last 50 years. In a recent radio interview conducted by journalist Danielle Venton (on KRCB, North Bay Public Media), ESD’s Travis O’Brien and other climate scientists discuss the importance of fog, with O’Brien calling for (and applauding the recent development of) more accurate fog forecasting within climate models.

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For the 3rd consecutive year, O’Brien and colleagues are hosting a session on fog at the upcoming AGU Fall Meeting in December.  To learn more about this cutting edge research, go to: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm14/webprogrampreliminary/Session3447.