Proposal Title: 

Pacific Coastal Fog: Using data assimilation techniques to develop ecologically relevant fog data sets.

Project Summary: 

The goal of this project is to develop critically needed coastal fog datasets. Products include: 1) a compilation of existing fog related data, 2) a USGS Open File report documenting the results of a multiday working session 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.