Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Smoke over North America

High levels of biomass-burning aerosols show up over North America on the above June 7, 2023 06 UTC forecast by Copernicus.

The above satellite image shows the US East Coast, with New York blanketed in a veil of smoke on June 7, 2023.   

High levels of carbon monoxide are visible over North America on the above map. Carbon monoxide is forecast to be as high as 8715 parts per billion in Quebec, Canada on June 8, 2023 (at 12:00 UTC, a few hours from now, at the green circle).

The map below shows the location for this measurement in Quebec, Canada on June 8, 2023 (at red marker). 

The image below also shows wind at 250 hPa, i.e. the Jet Stream. The circular wind patterns indicate how deformed the Jet Stream is. 

The image below, from an earlier post, further illustrates the extent of the deformation of the Jet Stream, showing the Jet Stream on June 6, 2023, with no less than 26 circular wind patterns (at 250 hPa) marked on the image, which also shows sea surface temperature anomalies. The Jet Stream is also crossing the Equator.

As an update, below is a forecast of biomass-burning aerosols for June 14, 2023. 


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