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The Heber Valley was just recently selected to be the location of a study on the development and thickening of fog and severe fog events. While not the first weather phenomenon that pops into your head when severe weather is discussed, fog can be extremely dangerous when it drastically reduces visibility, which is a large problem for many means of transportation.

Zhaoxia Pu, Gannet Hallar, and Sebastian Hoch from the ATMOS Department will work with Eric Pardyjak of the Mechanical Engineering Department to study fog in the valley using sensors, satellite imagery and other data available from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). This study is funded through NSF and has hopes to deepen understanding of physical processes that that contribute to fog development and improve the ability to forecast for fog.

Check out the press release from @theU here:

Last Updated: 5/4/21