Fogcatchers
Community Night with the Library

Library Event

Learn how fog has impacted our world and how it may potentially serve as a relatively inexpensive source of water in many arid regions.  Dr. Dan Fernandez, Professor in the School of Natural Sciences at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) has developed and deployed dozens of “standard fog catchers” throughout the region, testing their effectiveness with different materials and in different coastal areas. Fernandez has taught and researched sustainability issues for many years on topics ranging from clean energy to large-scale composting, as well as water conservation. 

 

“Fog has a really big impact on the world we live in, particularly in the coastal areas in California,” Fernandez says. Cool, coastal waters of the Pacific can cause the moisture in the air above to condense into tiny droplets, forming low-lying clouds. As the westerly breeze brings these tiny droplets onto the land, they form fog, which keeps our coastal temperatures cool.  Fog collection can help provide additional sources of fresh water as we search for innovative approaches to this pending issue.

 

Dr. Dan Fernandez, Professor in the School of Natural Sciences at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) has developed and deployed dozens of “standard fog catchers” throughout the region, testing their effectiveness with different materials and in different coastal areas. Fernandez has taught and researched sustainability issues for many years on topics ranging from clean energy to large-scale composting, as well as water conservation.  He teaches courses in physics and environmental studies at CSUMB.

Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center, 9th and Mission, Carmel.  Questions? Call 831-624-2811.