Animation: AIRS Instrument Sees Spread of Pollution from Western Wildfires, August 2013
Source: NASA/JPL AIRS Project
Published: July 8, 2019
This movie was produced with data from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument on NASA's Aqua spacecraft shows the spread of carbon monoxide pollution across North America from fires in the Western U.S., including the Beaver Creek Fire in Idaho and the Rim Fire in California. The movie shows carbon monoxide concentrations at altitude 18,000 feet (5.5 kilometers) as measured by AIRS.