Carbon Monoxide from California Fires

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Large fires can be blamed for some polluted air. In addition to ash and smoke, fires release carbon monoxide into the atmosphere as they burn. This false-color image shows the atmospheric column of carbon monoxide, with yellow and red indicating high levels of pollution. (The gray areas show where no data were taken, likely due to cloud cover.) The data were taken by the Measurements Of Pollution In The Troposphere (MOPITT) instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite for the period October 26-31, 2003.

Creator(s): NASA Earth Observatory
Location(s): United States - California
Creation Date: November 4, 2003
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UNT Libraries
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Environmental Policy Collection
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NASA Earth Observatory

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Publisher Info: http://www.nasa.gov
Place of Publication: Washington, DC
Date(s):
  • Creation: November 4, 2003
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Place
United States - California
From October 26, 2003 to October 31, 2003
Description:

Large fires can be blamed for some polluted air. In addition to ash and smoke, fires release carbon monoxide into the atmosphere as they burn. This false-color image shows the atmospheric column of carbon monoxide, with yellow and red indicating high levels of pollution. (The gray areas show where no data were taken, likely due to cloud cover.) The data were taken by the Measurements Of Pollution In The Troposphere (MOPITT) instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite for the period October 26-31, 2003.

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1 p. : col. ill.

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Keyword(s): atmospheric composition | air pollution | Carbon Monoxide
Added Title: Image of the Day: from NASA Earth Observatory
Series Title: NASA Earth Observatory
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UNT Libraries
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