22-27 August 2000 - North America

GOES-10 Wildfire ABBA fire observations - Click to enlarge

GOES-10 Wildfire ABBA fire observation
composite for 22-27 August 2000

MOPITT carbon monoxide distribution - Click to enlarge

MOPITT carbon monoxide average
for 22-27 August 2000
*

The MOPITT sensor onboard the TERRA satellite observed a high concentration of average carbon monoxide over Montana for 22-27 August 2000. A composite of the GOES-10 Wildfire ABBA fire observations from the week of 22-27 August 2000 shows many fires burning in Idaho and Montana upwind of the CO maximum. A previous GOES gallery from 22 August 2000, shows the development of a smoke/cloud column over Montana and slightly west of the average CO maximum.

The 700 mb and 500 mb streamline analysis for 22 August 2000 indicate the major flow in the region was fairly zonal from Idaho to Montana. During the entire week, the 700 mb and 500 mb streamlines show that the emissions from the burning in Idaho and western Montana were transported across Montana and southern Canada.

700 mb streamline analysis - Click to enlarge

700 mb

Loop of the 700 mb AVN streamline analysis
22-27 August 2000

500 mb streamline analysis - Click to enlarge

500 mb

Loop of the 500 mb AVN streamline analysis
22-27 August 2000

*The MOPITT carbon monoxide average is provided courtesy of the MOPITT team: John Gille (NCAR), James Drummond (University of Toronto), and David Edwards (NCAR)

For more information on the MOPITT instrument, data, and imagery, please visit the MOPITT web site at http://www.eos.ucar.edu/mopitt/


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