Luna Fire in Arizona in New Mexico

The NOAA Aerosol Watch image above shows an increased concentration of AODs in the northern region of New Mexico, close to Santa Fe.

The NOAA Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Product image above supports this claim as there is an increased concentration of smoke coming from the northern region of New Mexico. INCIWEB reports that in that region is the Luna Fire which has burned over 7000 acres of land and is 0 percent contained.

The NRL/Monterey Aerosol Page image above shows that in the northern region of New Mexico the smoke surface concentration reaches above 512 ug/m**3. This is most likely due to smoke released from the Luna Fire.

Creek Fire in California

The NOAA Aerosol Watch image above shows an increased concentration of AODs close to California.

The NOAA Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Product image above shows a heavy concentration of smoke close to Fresno, California. INCIWEB reports that in that region is the Creek Fire which has burned over 350 thousand acres and is only 61 percent contained.

The NRL/Monterey Aerosol Page image above shows an increased smoke surface concentration. In California, the concentration of smoke reaches above 512 ug/m**3.

The AirNow Map image above shows an increased concentration of particulate matter in California. The AQI in this region reaches Hazourdous levels (Maroon, 301-500). This increased AQI is most likely due to smoke from the Creek Fire coming down to the surface and increasing the AQI.

Increased Levels of Ozone Concentration in California

The NOAA Air Quality Map above shows spikes in the level of ozone within California.

The CAMS image above supports this claim as within California there are multiple areas that have an increase in nitrous dioxide. Nitrous Dioxide and Ozone share many of the same precursors so often increase in one mean an increase in the other.

The AirNow Map image above shows that the ozone has had a direct impact on the air quality within California. The AQI within California has reached Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (101-150, Orange).

Fires in Colorado and Wyoming

The NOAA Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Product image above shows a heavy concentration of smoke originating in southern Wyoming & Northern Colorado.

The NOAA Aerosol Watch image above supports this claim as there is an increased concentration of AODs in a similar region as shown by the NOAA Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Product image above. INCIWEB reports that in this region are 3 large fires. These fires are the Cameron Peak fire, which has burned over 128 thousand acres, the Middle Fork Fire, which has burned over 8 thousand acres, and the Mullen Fire, which has burned over 151 thousand acres.

The AirNow Map image above shows that the Colorado and Wyoming region above has a higher AQI due to P.M. 2.5. The AQI in this region is Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (101-150, Orange). This increase in the particulate matter may be due to fires in the area which can create smoke. Smoke can have a direct increase in particulate matter in the air.

Yogo Fire & Increased Smoke Concentration in Montana

The NOAA Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Product
the image above shows a heavy concentration of smoke in the eastern region of Montana.

The NOAA Aerosol Watch image above supports this claim as there is an increased concentration of AODs in the same region shown in the NOAA Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Product image above.  INCIWEB reports that in the area of the left most concentration of AODs may be due to Yogo Fire which has currently burned close to 2,900 acres.

The AirNow Map image above shows the eastern region of Montana, there is a moderate AQI (Yellow, 51-100) due to an increased concentration of P.M 2.5 in the region. This increased concentration of P.M 2.5 may be due to fires in the area.

 

Update on the Mullen Fire & Fires in Midwest

The NOAA Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Product image above shows an increased concentration of smoke in the midwest of the United States. There are three main concentrations of smoke originiating in New Mexico, Texas, and Colorado.

The NOAA Aerosol Watch image above supports this claim as there is an increased concentration of AODs in multiple regions of the Midwest.

The NOAA Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Product image above shows the northern most fire is shown to be a moderate concentration going southward.

The AirNow Map image above shows an increased AQI level in Colorado. There is an AQI Unhealthy of Sensative Groups (101-151, Orange). INCIWEB reports that in this region is the Mullen Fire which has burned over 176 thousand acres. The fire is currently only 34 percent contained.

The Ceiliometer Network shows that at Rocky Flats North, Colorado, there is a smoke concentration between the ground to 5000 meters above the surface.

Mullen Fire in Colorado

The NOAA Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Product image above shows an increased concentration of smoke in the northern region of Colorado.

The NOAA Aerosol Watch shows an increased concentration of AODs in the same region of California. INCIWEB reports that in this region is the Mullen Fire which has burned over 176 thousand acres. The fire is currently only 34 percent contained.

The AirNow Map image above shows an increased concentration of particulate matter in Northern California. The AQI in this region is Moderate (51-100, Yellow).

Northern California Fires Lead to Increased AQI

The NOAA Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Product image above shows a heavy amount of smoke above Northern California.

The NOAA Aerosol Watch image above supports this claim as there is an increased concentration of AODs in the northern region of California.

The AirNow Map image above shows an increased AQI in Northern California. The AQI in this region reaches a Very Unhealthy Level (201-300). This increased AQi is most likely due to smoke in the area which has increased the P.M 2.5 reaching the ground.

Increased Levels of Dust Concentration Over Atlantic Ocean & China

The NASA Worldview image above shows an increased concentration of dust crossing over the Atlantic Ocean.

The NRL/Monterey Aerosol image above supports this claim as there is an increased dust concentration in a similar region. The maximum concentration of dust reaches between 5120-2560 ug/m**3.

The NASA Worldview image shows an increased level of dust in the Western region of China.

The NRL/Monterey Aerosol image above supports this claim as there are two dust concentrations within China. The maximum concentration of the western dust concentration reaches between2560-1280 ug/m**3.

Smoke from California Moving East

The NOAA Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Product shows an increased concentration of smoke originating from California moving eastward.

The NOAA Aerosol Watch image above supports this claim as there is an increased concentration of AODs moving eastward in the same formation as the NOAA Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Product image above.

The AirNow Map image above shows smoke in California is increaseing the AQI in California as the AQI within central California reaches a Very Unhealthy level, (201-300, Purple.)