January 4, 2018

Southeast experiences smoke from small wildfires

PM 2.5 levels were high in various areas across the nation today, with Code Yellow (Moderate) levels being seen in the Pacific Northwest, the Pacific Southwest, the Rocky Mountain States, the Northeast, and the Plains States (AirNow, top left). The PM 2.5 in the Southeastern region was due to wildfires in this area, which spread light plumes of smoke across the region, as seen in NOAA's HMS map, top right. These light plumes of smoke were captured in NASA's MODIS Terra images, bottom left.

Posted by mglover at January 4, 2018 9:55 PM
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