Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sunday, July 26, 2015 - Satellte-observed extent of the Willow and Lowell Fire Plumes

Today (Sunday), satellite analysis showed that though there was widespread haze from the Willow and Lowell fire (green), the moderate (yellow) and heavy (red), smoke densities from these fires were largely localized. 

Recent research shows that, statistically, impacts to air quality at the surface, where people can breath it, are most likely to occur under these moderate and heavy smoke plumes and unlikely to occur under areas where these light smoke plumes are observed  (Preisler et al., 2014).

Latest satellite observations can be viewed directly in a Google Earth interface by downloading this kml file:

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