October 29, 2012

Quiescent air quality as zealous Hurricane Sandy traverses the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast

Not much to speak about in terms of air quality for the majority of the United States, except for scattered Moderate PM2.5 conditions across the Pacific Northwest,Southeast, and across Oklahoma and Louisiana (top left, courtesy AIRNow). Hurricane Sandy has been the main headline as of late, as she undergoes transition from a warm core system to a cold system, known as extratropical transition (ET). Today's MODIS Terra pass shows an enormous swath of clouds associated with Sandy as well as what appears to be slightly elevated AOD juxtaposed to the storms southeast quadrant (top right). The latest water vapor image from GOES-EAST shows Sandy coming ashore across southern New Jersey with a broad area of dry air extending along its southeast periphery (bottom, courtesy NOAA).

Posted by Alexandra St Pe at October 29, 2012 6:05 PM
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