Aerosols from 2003 Southern California Fires (WMS)
A devastating series of fires occurred in Southern California during October 2003. The effects of these fires were detectable from space. The Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) instrument measures aerosol particles (microscopic airborne dust and smoke). TOMS was able to detect aerosols from these fires moving West over the Pacific Ocean and East over the continental United States.
This animation shows aerosol index over the western US from Oct 23 through November 1, 2003. Each image pixel corresponds to an area 1 degree in longitude by 1.25 degrees in latitude.
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Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
- Jeff de La Beaujardiere (NASA) [Lead]
Datasets used in this visualization
Earth Probe AerosolsID: 295Collected with TOMS
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