Today, air quality was good in the west side of the US. Eastern states experienced moderate levels and some unhealthy levels for sensitive groups in PM2.5 parameter. According to Ozone, the levels jump from good to unhealthy in the afternoon in the same region (top left). Hazard Mapping Fire and Smoke Product reported a huge dense plume covering the central US. The smoke was originated in the wildfires of New Mexico (top right). Fires and smoke plumes were also detected in Alabama, and North Carolina. High AOD values were detected in central US due to the previously mentioned smoke plume as can be seen in the GASP animated image (middle left).
Lidar measurements at UMBC registered a very clear atmosphere with a stable planetary boundary layer. Measurements were made both vertically (middle right) and vertically at 75 degrees zenith pointing to Baltimore downtown (bottom). This kind of measurements will also be part of the Discovery AQ campaign as indicated today by Alexandra.
SPECIAL FEATURE: Las Conchas fire
Two impressive videos of this huge fire near Los Alamos, New Mexico. This fire is been burning more than 60,000 acres and still continues growing.
Second video (here).Posted by Daniel Orozco at June 30, 2011 9:22 PM