End of Fog Season 2022

Taking down the large fog collector today at the UCSC farm CfA. Here are some pictures taken by Shmuel Thaler, the Santa Cruz Sentinel photographer.

Environmental Toxicologist Peter Weiss-Penzias and UCSC undergraduate student Zack Bethel check their Fog Collector at the UC Santa Cruz Farm. (Shmuel Thaler – Santa Cruz Sentinel)
Environmental Toxicologist Peter Weiss-Penzias, left, and UCSC undergraduate student Zack Bethel head back to the lab after checking the fog collector at the UC Santa Cruz Farm. Weiss is studying how much water can be captured from the fog as we are confronted with water shortages with an increase in climate change. (Shmuel Thaler – Santa Cruz Sentinel)
Mesh captures moisture droplets at the fog collector at UC Santa Cruz. (Shmuel Thaler – Santa Cruz Sentinel)
The large fog collector at the UC Santa Cruz Farm is reflected int he sunglasses of environmental toxicologist Peter Weiss-Penzias. (Shmuel Thaler – Santa Cruz Sentinel)
Environmental Toxicologist Peter Weiss-Penzias. (Shmuel Thaler – Santa Cruz Sentinel)

170712 UCSC

Fog collector came on at 12:00am last night and turned off at 10:00am this morning. The sample was collected the this morning at 9:30 am and refrigerated. The collector was cleaned with soap and water, dried, then a blank was taken at 12:00pm. The sample and blank were acidified and refrigerated at 2:30pm. Today’s fog sample was a less gritty than yesterday’s.

The fog collector is clean and ready for another foggy night courtesy of Alfred!

170711 UCSC

Fog collector came on at 11:20pm last night and turned off at 10:34am this morning. The sample was collected the this morning at 9:20 am and refrigerated. The collector was cleaned with soap and water, dried, then a blank was taken at 12:00pm. The sample and blank were acidified and refrigerated at 12:30pm. Today’s fog sample was a bit gritty.

170710 UCSC

Fog Collector came on at 8:25pm and turned off the next morning at 9:30am. 200 mL of sample was collected at 11:00am! The collector was washed with soap and water, then dried. A blank was taken at 11:30am. The samples were acidified at 11:50am.

170705 UCSC

The fog collector came on at 9:52pm last night and turned off at 9:28am this morning. The sample was collected at 10:40 am. 75mL of sample was collected. The collect was rinsed with soap and water, dried then a blank was taken at 12:30 pm.