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California Coastal Fog Contains Rising Levels Of Methylmercury
2012-12-05 10:58:48

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists from California have linked rising levels of methylmercury in their state´s coastal fog to upwelling from deep ocean water. Lead researcher Peter Weiss-Penzias, an environmental toxicologist at the University of California, Santa Cruz, was quick to point out that the amount of the toxic mercury compound detected in coastal fog is not a direct public health concern. "These are parts-per-trillion levels, so when we say...

2012-12-01 05:01:29

Industry experts from ASHRAE and AHRI with their years of knowledge and expertise in HVACR have found Smart Fog TS100 Commercial Humidifiers worthy of this recognition. The Smart Fog TS100 In Duct Commercial Humidifiers features 100% water efficiency, adiabatic humidifier, air flow based humidity correction and many more unique features. Reno, NV (PRWEB) November 30, 2012 AHR Expo, ASHRAE and AHRI, announce an honorable mention and recognition of the patented Smart Fog TS100 Commercial...

Forest Ecosystems Impacted By Climate Change
2012-11-29 12:04:30

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Off the southern coast of California, the fog rolls in over Santa Cruz Island coating the needles of the Bishop pines with moisture. Water drops form on the needles and roll down to fall to the forest floor, happening over and over on every needle of every tree. The forest ecosystem depends on this fog drip to stay alive. Bishop pines are thought to have proliferated all along the West Coast of the US and Mexico thousands of years...

Mosquitoes May Fly Well In The Rain, But They Fail In The Fog
2012-11-19 15:41:36

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers have determined that despite their amazing ability to fly in the rain, mosquitoes fail miserably while trying to fly in heavy fog. Scientists reported at the 65th meeting of the American Physical Society's (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics that just like airplanes, the blood-sucking insects are grounded when fog thickens. "Raindrop and fog impacts affect mosquitoes quite differently," Georgia Tech researcher...

Foggy Perception Causes Us To Slow Down
2012-10-31 12:43:09

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Max Planck scientists show that, contrarily to what was previously believed, speed is overestimated in fog Fog is an atmospheric phenomenon that afflicts millions of drivers every day, impairing visibility and increasing the risk of an accident. The ways people respond to conditions of reduced visibility is a central topic in vision research. It has been shown that people tend to underestimate speeds when visibility is reduced equally at all distances, as for...

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2012-10-11 04:00:46

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 10: The cold air continued across the Tennessee River Valley as frost and freeze warnings were in effect for the region. Also showers skirted through the Great Lakes and portions of the Northeast. The big anticipated low pressure finally pushed on shore over the California region bringing some rain to Southern California for the first time in a very long time. Severe weather was found in Central California with one...

2012-09-30 23:02:28

Stemming from many illness caused by infected produce, the past year has marked a record in major produce recalls and drastic reform in food safety regulations. As humidity and temperature, food safety is quickly becoming a major component of every operation. Reno, NV (PRWEB) September 30, 2012 This week Smart Fog introduced a new line of food safety and disinfection solutions providing material distribution equipment with unsurpassed penetration rate and accuracy. Smart Fog enables...

2012-07-30 15:44:41

Inspired by the water-repellent properties of the lotus leaf, a group of scientists in China has discovered a way to impart a fog-free, self-cleaning finish to glass and other transparent materials. "Superhydrophobic" surfaces, such as the lotus leaf, are excellent at repelling water and also boast other "smart" self-cleaning, anti-glare, anti-icing, and anti-corrosion properties. By using hollow silica nanoparticles that resemble raspberries, scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences...

Fog-Resistant, Self-Cleaning Glass Developed at MIT
2012-04-30 04:23:25

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have reportedly developed a way to make glass free of glare and reflections, resistant to fog, and essentially self-cleaning, the university announced in a press release last Thursday. According to the MIT News Office, the technology is a new surface temperature that can be applied to glass, essentially eliminating reflections and making it so that water droplets bounce right off the surface, not unlike rubber balls. This new...

2012-02-14 08:00:00

Smart Fog introduces a new oxidization feature to the patented ES100 commercial and industrial humidifier. Oxidization eliminates and suppresses biological pollutants such as bacteria, spores and viruses to aid in meeting and exceeding EPA Indoor Air Quality Standards. RENO, Nev. (PRWEB) February 14, 2012 Smart Fog, Inc. announced this week a new oxidization feature to the patented ES100 — commercial and industrial humidifier. Oxidization adds another layer of hygienic protection...


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Surface Map Weather Feature
2012-07-23 11:15:04

The above map identifies the visibility throughout the United States. We as meteorologist use surface visibility charts to help identify where certain features are possibly at. If we look at the red circle near San Diego we can see that it says ¼ visibility meaning that they are experiencing Fog at their weather station, which can lead to many problems from traffic on the roads and also the shipping lanes of the ocean. The second is the 3 and 7 in Central Nebraska. Here we are looking...

The California Current
2012-07-17 13:37:35

The California current runs north to south along the West Coast of the United States. This current has huge impacts on the weather along the west coast. Along California this current is responsible for extensive Marine Fog layers every day during the summer, especially when the land is warmer than the waters along the coast. Also in the California area this current keeps the coastal cities cooler such as San Diego. In the Northwest along the coast of Seattle this current is responsible for...

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2009-07-06 17:01:44

Arctic haze is a phenomenon that occurs in the atmosphere at high latitudes in the Arctic due to air pollution. What distinguishes Arctic haze from haze found elsewhere, is the ability of its chemical ingredients to endure in the atmosphere for a longer period of time compared to other pollutants. Due to limited snowfall, rain, or turbulent air to displace pollutants from the polar air in the spring, Arctic haze can continue for more than a month in the northern atmosphere. Arctic haze was...

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2009-07-06 16:44:13

Haze is a type of atmospheric phenomenon where dust, smoke and dry particles in the air obscure the sky's clarity. Haze is created through various activities including farming, traffic pollution,and even wildfires. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) categorizes the obscuration of the Earth's atmosphere by a list of different types of atmospheric phenomena. One of these is haze. The other classifications are: fog, ice fog, steam fog, mist, smoke, volcanic ash, dust, sand, and snow....

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2009-07-06 16:36:49

Mist is a phenomenon that consists of small droplets of water suspended in air. Mist occurs as part of a natural weather event or from volcanic activity. Mist is most common in cold air above warm water. Mist also occurs when air is exhaled in cold temperatures or when steam is formed in a sauna. Aerosol cans can create artificial mist if the humidity levels are just right. The one difference between mist and fog is visibility. If visibility is less than 0.62 miles (1 kilometer), the...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'