April 7, 2012

Fires in Florida causing unhealthy air quality

The remnant smoke from recent fires continues to be observed over the Gulf of Mexico, as reported by the HMS team (top, left). On the top of that, a large fire in Florida started to generate dense smoke, causing unhealthy levels of PM2.5 in the area (top, right). High values of AOD were also retrieved by Aqua MODIS due to the dense smoke (bottom, right).

Posted by Patricia Sawamura at April 7, 2012 11:58 PM

Very interesting, thanks for the satellite photos, I wonder how the fires affect radon gas levels in the area, I would think that when the ground heats up it would release more gas!

Posted by: Jessica at June 19, 2012 10:39 AM
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