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.

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NASA Earth Observatory November 4, 2003.

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  • Main Title: 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.

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1 p. : col. ill.

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[Harvested: 2009-09-29]

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  • November 4, 2003

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  • October 26, 2003 - October 31, 2003

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NASA Earth Observatory. Carbon Monoxide from California Fires, text, November 4, 2003; Washington, DC. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11835/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .