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Carbon Monoxide from California Fires

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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Date Of Record Release 2010-04-28 17:20:50
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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Source University of North Texas
Keyword Wildfires, Atmospheric composition, Air pollution, Carbon Monoxide
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Date Of Record Creation 2010-04-28 17:17:14
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Date Last Modified 2010-05-26 15:46:43
Creator NASA Earth Observatory
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-04-28 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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