Thursday, August 18, 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016 More smoke monitoring on the way! #CedarFire and #ChimneyFire

Various agencies are working together together to get five more portable smoke monitoring stations deployed.  Look for these units to be reporting real-time smoke concentrations over the next few days.  Data will be available on the "Mapping-Webcams-Air Quality" page of this blog and also at EPA's AirNow wildfire smoke page.  Additional monitors may be added in the future.

Three monitors will be available for the Chimney Fire impacted areas at:
  • San Miguel
  • Cambria
  • Paso Robles
Two monitors will be available for the Cedar Fire impacted areas at:
  • Johnsondale
  • Camp Nelson
Below is an example of the portable smoke monitors called an EBAM.  These units measure the fine particulate (PM 2.5) concentrations and take other readings such as temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, and wind direction.

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