Fog Provides Water in the World's Driest Zones

Fog Provides Water in the World's Driest Zones

Airborne water droplets get caught on its leaves and tiny vertical grooves then redirect the liquid down to its roots. On cool mornings, Namib beetles (Stenocara gracilipes) use their forewings to collect fog droplets and channel them into their mouths. The product of condensation, fog is made up of visible water droplets that congregate in large clusters near Earth's surface. At the base of a fog net is a gutter that collects these descending water droplets that can then be diverted into a reservoir for storage. Then, a specially made coating was applied in order to help water droplets slide down the mesh more easily.

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