California


Physical Geography

Tule fog coverage in California's Central Valley. This image was captured on January 17, 2011, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite.

Tule Fog Declining in California’s Central Valley

Starting around the beginning of November and lasting through March, a dense ground fog settles on California’s Central Valley each year. What is Tule Fog? Named after the tule grass wetlands (tulles) found in the area, the Tule Fog is a radiation fog caused by the combination of a high relative humidity (typically after a heavy […]

Physical Geography

Northern California Fires

Northern California Fires

The European Space Agency has posted high resolution imagery of the northern California fires.  A high number of fires are burning in the Big Sur and other areas in California: More than 1000 wildfires have been burning in the area for over a week. Most of the fires were started […]