October 30, 2017

PM in the Pacific Northwest and Mississippi Valley

Today was a nice clear day in Air Quality news. Low concentrations of PM were observed in the Pacific Northwest, much of the Mississippi Valley and Southeast regions of the nation as seen in the EOSDIS image below (top left). However, because of heavy cloud coverage, satellites were unable to record observations for much of the central portions of the nation, including the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. In the HMS image below (top right), we see a number of fires in Louisiana and Arkansas that are producing smoke plumes as winds are carrying them up and towards the Northeast. Fires in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest are producing thin density smoke plumes traveling west into the Pacific Ocean as Terra satellite imaging shows down below (bottom).

Posted by gaduran1 at October 30, 2017 11:01 PM
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