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San Francisco is known as the "foggy city" for a reason. Find out why and what all that fog does in this VR video!

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Read More:
Clearing and Present Danger? Fog That Nourishes California Redwoods Is Declining
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fog-that-nourishes-california-redwoods-declining/
“A study by climatologist James Johnstone and biologist Todd Dawson of the University of California, Berkeley, looked at a combination of weather station and airport data along the northern California coast where massive coastal redwood trees thrive.”

Point Bonita Lighthouse
https://www.nps.gov/goga/upload/sb-pobo.pdf
“Point Bonita Lighthouse, the third lighthouse on the West Coast, was completed in 1855. Built upon a high ridge 300 feet above the water, there were soon complaints that thick fog frequently obscured the light beam. A new site at a lower elevation was chosen nearby at the tip of Point Bonita.”

Trapping humidity out of fog in Chile
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-32515558
“The retired maths and physics professor from the University of Chile carried out a series of experiments in the highest hills near the city of Antofagasta. There, he came up with the idea of the fog catcher: netting with tiny openings of approximately 1mm across to capture the tiny water droplets in the fog. The droplets accumulate in the netting and form a bigger drop which eventually runs off the netting into a canal underneath. From there, it is channelled through a pipe to containers at the base of the hills, ready for use. And the research continues today.”
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