January 16, 2014

Moderate AQI in Northeast, Northwest and California; Fires in southeast

EPA AirNow reported today Moderate levels in the Mid-Atlantic Region and Northeast, the rest of the east coast remained under good conditions. As for the west, moderate levels were reached in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. Particularly, the San Joaquin Valley in California read unhealthy levels for sensitive groups (top left). HMS did not report significant smoke out of fires. However, fires were detected in the southeast states with minimal smoke plumes (top right). A couple of fires were also seen in California producing light smoke plumes. Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) retrievals from modis show high aerosol levels in California, Texas Oklahoma and Kansas most probably due to the fires (bottom).

Posted by Daniel Orozco at January 16, 2014 11:26 AM
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