April 23, 2014

Smoke from Agricultural over Central Plains and Southeastern US

Agricultural fires in the Central Plains continue to burn, as shown in the MODIS Aqua "true color"/rgb image. Red dots in the image indicate the locations of today's active fires. Smoke associated with these fires yielded AOD values ranging between 0.1-0.3 over this region. The smoke was also visible over the Southeast coast states moving offshore into the Atlantic Ocean (bottom right image). PM2.5 AQI levels reached Moderate (Code Yellow) levels in Southern states as pollutant dispersion was limited by a surface high pressure that produced light winds.

Posted by Ruben Delgado at April 23, 2014 9:40 PM
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