June 11, 2017

SMOKE IN THE PACIFIC SOUTHWEST; SURFACE OZONE NEAR THE GREAT LAKES

With summer bringing hotter conditions, surface ozone formation is beginning to become significant, it reached code orange in the Great Lakes region on Saturday (AirNow, top left). Saturday also brought a string of fires in the New Mexico and Arizona that caused medium and light density smoke. In addition, some remnant smoke was seen in the in the great lakes region (HMS, top right). Lastly, aerosol optical depth (AOD) was relatively low on Sunday ,
although there appears to be a small area in the great lakes with above average AOD.
this is probably due to the remnant smoke seen the previous day. (VIIRS, bottom)

Posted by ben48 at June 11, 2017 8:24 PM
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