Scientists Begin Unveiling Fog’s Secrets

Aug 8, 2014

At Pepperwood Preserve equipment actively collects fog (clear box with a fan inside, on left), passively collects (black square, on right) and analyzes fog particles (gold box on table).
Credit Celeste Dodge.

Whether it’s pouring in from the ocean or rolling across hills, fog is no stranger to the North Coast. But as common as it may be, fog remains a scientific mystery. Now, a group of researchers are closely tracking and measuring these low clouds.

Land satellite data shows fog along the California coast.
Credit USGS