The Case of the Disappearing Fog

Hard to believe, we know, but a new University of California study says average hours of fog have declined by about a third along the California coast since 1901.

Since fog forms when hot inland air hits cold seawater, a warming ocean is likely to blame for our increasingly anemic fog banks.

While we can’t say we object to a few more hours of sun ourselves, the thinning fog cannot be good news for the many coastal plant and animal communities (redwood, pine and cypress forests, coastal chaparral, etc.) that depend on summer fog drip.

For more information see this interesting article.

Or this even more detailed article.

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