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071022SoCalSmoke: 071022 Southern California Smoke

Description: Drought and Santa Ana winds created "perfect fire" conditions in S. California

- There is a wealth of information on the event dispersed over the Web
- This wiki is for capturing info resources on the smoke and its air quality impacts
- Users are encouraged to contribute and to use the resources to analyze and learnwarning.pngString representation "Drought and San … learn</font>" is too long.
Type: N/A | Pollution | Location:Southern California | Dates: October 22, 2007 - November 1, 2007 | Lat: 30, 38 | Lon: -130, -110

071022SoCalSmoke<Backlink to Event Analysis Workspace

Interested in the California Smoke Event? Please join us in harvesting web resources!
Please use the tag 071022SoCalSmoke in Del.icio.us, Flickr, Blogs, YouTube to identify Web resources
Ideas, comments, questions? Contact rhusar@me.wustl.edu or stefan@wustl.edu


Science-Oriented Websites

Aerosol and Smoke Forecasts

Smoke forecast are now being performed by diverse approaches, including chemical transport models that assimilate fire observations and forward trajectory models. In the resource table below the smoke forecast are available as quantitative datasets that can be browsed and analyzed. The additional links below point to forecasting presented through their respective, dedicated interfaces.

IDEA - Infusing satellite Data into Environmental Applications
rhusar Tue, 04 Dec 2007 07:05:08 +0000
EMC: Air Quality Forecast Home page
Air Quality Forecast Home Page
rhusar Tue, 04 Dec 2007 23:02:46 +0000
Smoke Forecasting Demo Project - Forecasting Page
rhusar Mon, 03 Dec 2007 19:19:58 +0000

Aerosol and Smoke, NearRealTime

Fire Hazard Mapping System - Satellite Services Division
rhusar Mon, 03 Dec 2007 23:19:19 +0000
AIRNow - Home
The U.S. EPA, NOAA, NPS, tribal, state, and local agencies developed the AIRNow Web site to provide the public with easy access to national air quality information. AIRNow offers daily AQI forecasts by State and local Agencies for over 300 US cities and real-time ozone maps air iit Quality Index conditions covering 46 US States and parts of Canada. 
rhusar Mon, 04 Jul 2011 16:48:43 +0000
NOAA Satellite Fire Detections
The smoke polygons are manually analyzed from satellite images by NOAA, Camp Springs, MD. Data archied, made visible as http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/maps/interactivemaps.html
rhusar Wed, 05 Dec 2007 00:12:14 +0000

Science Web Links

EUMETSAT - Infrared Closup
This closeup infrared image clearly show the hotspots of the fires, the smoke from which can be seen blowing over the Pacific and Baja California in the visible image.
rhusar Mon, 03 Dec 2007 23:32:41 +0000
EUMETSAT - Media - Metop-A sees California fires
As fire fighters struggled to contain the blazes on the ground in Southern California, EUMETSAT's Metop-A polar-orbiting satellite was taking images from above with its AVHRR
rhusar Mon, 03 Dec 2007 23:33:15 +0000
Southern CA fires (2007) BAMS CMAQ forecast
rhusar Mon, 03 Dec 2007 23:38:08 +0000

Near Real time Data Console

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071021SoCal console.png Oct 21

071022SoCal console.png Oct 22

071023SoCal console.png Oct 23

071024SoCal console.png Oct 24

071025SoCal console.png Oct 25

Other Dataset Links

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Web Harvesting for 'California Smoke'

YouTube Videos

List of selected videos from YouTube.

Google Searches

  • Google News Search: California Fire Smoke
  • Google Image Search: California Fire Smoke
  • Google Web Search: California Fire Smoke


Posts that contain California Fire per day for the last 30 days.
Technorati Chart
Posts that contain California Smoke Fire per day for the last 30 days.
Technorati Chart

  • Google Blog Search: California Fire Smoke

Technorati Search: California Smoke Fire
rhusar Tue, 04 Dec 2007 11:09:16 +0000

Flickr Images

  • Flickr Images: California Smoke, after Oct 21, 2007

The image collection below is a subset of smoke pictures extracted from the above search. They represent the images that are of particular interest to smoke pattern, transport and color.

Username: SoCalSmoke071022 PW: 071022SoCalSmoke

NOAA-NESDIS PM2.5 Emissions

Interoperability Assessment

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