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2010-10-25 13:10:12

Fog is a relatively frequent phenomenon in the Po Valley and constitutes a major issue for all road traffic. The new fog warning system covers and benefits the entire Venice Region, combining VTT`s know-how on intelligent transport and evaluation of information services. The system is expected to provide services for regular and professional motorists and transport companies as well as authorities. These types of warning solutions are expected to be in demand on a larger scale in the future...

2010-08-27 15:08:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UTC Fire & Security this week showcased the capabilities of its HI-FOG® water mist fire protection system to fire officials and other industry leaders from around the country during a fire test demonstration at the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) facility. The test was undertaken to illustrate water mist's advantages in increasing life safety and reducing collateral damage. UTC Fire & Security is a unit of United...

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2010-02-15 14:35:00

Analysis of hourly airport cloud cover reports leads to surprising finding California's coastal fog has decreased significantly over the past 100 years, potentially endangering coast redwood trees dependent on cool, humid summers, according to a new study by University of California, Berkeley, scientists. It is unclear whether this is part of a natural cycle of the result of human activity, but the change could affect not only the redwoods, but the entire redwood ecosystem, the scientists...

2009-12-16 12:21:53

Using algae records from the early Pliocene, when earth's climate was warmer, scientists are finding evidence which suggests that coastal upwelling off the California coast was sustained in this period even though sea surface temperatures were several degrees higher than today. Long associated with cold water, coastal upwelling is the mechanism responsible for California's productive waters. It draws cool, nutrient-rich water to the surface, promoting the growth of algae and boosting...

2009-12-15 16:35:00

HAMPTON, Va., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A NASA field campaign to study man-made and natural influences on the Arctic atmosphere delivered a collection of rare data that is illuminating the impact of industrial pollution from Europe and Asia, and smoke and soot from agricultural and forest fires. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA's first in-depth airborne campaign to sample the Arctic atmosphere in years, the Atmospheric Composition of the...

2009-09-18 08:45:00

VALLEY VIEW, Ohio, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Now there's an anti-fog product that's unmatched at keeping optics clear, fog-free and safe. Nanofilm, leading maker of lens care products, has launched Clarity Defog It anti-fog liquid and towelettes. The new products provide safe, highly effective, long-lasting fog prevention for all lenses and optics, including eyeglasses, safety glasses, ski goggles, scuba masks, shooting glasses and sunglasses. "Fogged glasses, goggles and safety glasses...

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2009-08-16 12:59:10

Cleaning oily smears from kitchen countertops, mirrors, garage floors, and other surfaces with plain water "” rather than strong detergents or smelly solvents "” may seem like pure fantasy. But scientists in Indiana today describe what they believe to be a simple and effective state-of-the-art oil stain remover. They have developed a new coating for glass, plastics, and a range of other materials that would enable consumers to wipe away those pesky oils with plain water. Their...

2009-07-17 16:43:00

Pilot Sentenced to Serve 10 Months in Federal Prison WASHINGTON, July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John Joseph Cota, the pilot who caused the Cosco Busan, a 900-foot long container ship, to collide with the San Francisco Bay Bridge and discharge approximately 53,000 gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay, was today sentenced to serve 10 months in federal prison by U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston for the Northern District of California, the Justice Department announced. Cota, who...

2009-04-22 15:42:00

LONDON, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Waterwise, a U.K. leading authority on water efficiency, recognized Marioff's innovative HI-FOG(R) Water Mist Fire Protection System for its water-saving potential. HI-FOG(R) uses up to 90 percent less water than traditional fire protection systems and is the only fire suppression product to be awarded the Waterwise Marque. Marioff is part of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX). "Waterwise is very pleased...

2008-06-26 21:02:25

By Marni Pyke mpyke@@dailyherald.com Pea-soup fog created hazardous driving conditions and ruined air travel for thousands Monday. With visibility less than one-quarter of a mile in some areas, Midway International Airport canceled all flights for the day starting around noon, the Chicago Department of Aviation said. Numerous flights at O'Hare International Airport were still getting off the ground but experienced delays of 90 minutes. Overall, nearly 1,000 flights were curtailed,...


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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
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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.