Passage #316: 9 September 2015
Yes, under normal conditions, we experience certain benefits from the California marine layer. The result of a coastal temperature inversion (in which relatively cool ocean air is kept close to the ground) it moderates the temperatures and creates our famously livable climate. But in addition to the (currently greatly missed) atmospheric phenomenon, there are so many other marine layers -- cultural, historical, stratigraphic, etc. -- to be found in our surroundings, and we will encounter some of these tonight, in an exploratory (if not exactly expository) fashion.