CA LCC Project

Ecologically Relevant Pacific Coastal Fog Datasets

Project Information

The goal of this project is to create critically needed coastal fog datasets. Anticipated products from the collaboration between on-the-ground natural resource managers and a multidisciplinary coalition of physical scientists are: 1) a compilation of existing fog related data from multiple sources: satellite (AVHRR, GOES, Modis, Landsat), NOAA buoy , and airport and meteorological stations, 2) USGS Open File report documenting the results of a multiday working session with climatologists, remote sensing specialists, fog modelers, statisticians, and natural resource managers, convened to review the data, examine and assess the correlations between data streams and models, specify initial parameters to be extracted from the data fusion, and define the data assimilation framework for deriving interpolations and projections, 3) an internet-based collaboration platform to share the data, and 4) a second working session to review assimilated product, discuss a longer-term strategy for operational continuity and product refinement.

See also this Estuary News Insert featuring an article on this project.

Full Proposal Title: 
Pacific Coastal Fog: Using data assimilation techniques to develop ecologically relevant fog data sets.
Project Lead: 
Alicia Torregrosa,
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Products of this project

Titlesort descending Deliverable Type Release Date Commons Catalog Record or External Link
@KarlTheFog Has Been Mapped! Jun 2016
Article in March 2014 issue of Estuary News Publication : Article Mar 2014
Coastal Fog, Climate Change, and the Environment Publication Dec 2014
Decadal Fog and Low Cloud Frequency Spatial Dataset Datasets / Database Jul 2014
GOES-derived fog and low cloud indices for coastal north and central California ecological analyses Publication Dec 2015
Marine fog: A review Publication Dec 2013
Monthly fog and low cloud frequency spatial dataset Datasets / Database Feb 2016
SF Bay Area Map of Average Summertime Hours of Fog & Low Clouds Per Day Map Feb 2016
The Pacific Coastal Fog Project Workshop Training / Outreach / Workshop Apr 2012
Webinars Training / Outreach / Workshop : Webinar Mar 2012