Coastal fog, climate change, and the environment

Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
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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.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Coastal fog, climate change, and the environment
Series title Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
DOI 10.1002/2014EO500001
Volume 95
Issue 50
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher Wiley
Contributing office(s) Western Geographic Science Center
Description 2 p.
First page 473
Last page 474
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