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February 26, 2015
The future is looking less cloudy
Tel Aviv, Israel (SPX) Feb 26, 2015
When warm air comes into contact with a cool surface and chills to saturation, fog materializes. It blankets open roads and runways and dramatically reduces visibility - often causing devastating accidents. A new study published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, by Tel Aviv University's Prof. Pinhas Alpert and Dr. Noam David of the Department of Geosciences at TAU's Faculty of Exact Sciences, and by Prof. Hagit Messer and Omry Sendik of the Department of Electrical Engineerin ... read more

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