Vertical profiles of the near-field smoke plumes from the California Wildfires on October 13th, 2017

October 18, 2017

Vertical profiles of the near-field smoke plumes from the California Wildfires on October 13th, 2017

CALIPSO Ground Track on 10/13/2017

Two Graphics depicting Satelite image and Hand drawn map         

Vertical profiles of the near-field smoke plumes from the fires burning in California on October 13th, 2017.  These CALIOP data (space-based lidar) can be used for Air Quality, Hazardous plume location, and for the potential initialization of transport models.  

CALIOP Vertical Feature Mask and Subtype 

At this time, the smoke is not hovering near the ground.

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Data Sources: 

Instrument: Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on both Terra and Aqua satellites

Satellite:  Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO)

Instrument:   Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP Lidar)